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Old 02-13-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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I have a question about this.

When I start the car I see the light blink, like it is just barely noticable if you really look for it. Give the car 5-30 seconds and the light comes on again. This time it will stay on between 10sec and maybe 2 minutes Then it will go off until the next start up, in which it does it all over again.

Any ideas on the cause of this? or is it "normal"?
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is ur oil pressure gauge working??? oil in the car??? how long has this been happening?
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is ur oil pressure gauge working??? oil in the car??? how long has this been happening?
It has been happening for a while now, few months if not more. Yes there is oil in the car, this even happens right after an oil change. The oil preasure gauge goes right up to a little above 40 upon start up. It stays right around there, light on or not. I am assuming the gauge works properly because it does vary depending on my driving.
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when u changed the oil did u see any metal shavings?
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when u changed the oil did u see any metal shavings?
The oil was dark but no metal that I saw. I remember it being low before I changed it last though. My friend said it looked like it was dripping for the senor above the drain plug.
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That sensor is your oil LEVEL sensor. It comes through the gasket for the oil pan. The oil PRESSURE sensor is in the back of the block, near your PS pump.

If your oil isn't actually low, check the wiring to the oil level sensor, if that'* ok, drop the pan and replace it.

Use a NEW OEM gasket. Not cork.
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That sensor is your oil LEVEL sensor. It comes through the gasket for the oil pan. The oil PRESSURE sensor is in the back of the block, near your PS pump.

If your oil isn't actually low, check the wiring to the oil level sensor, if that'* ok, drop the pan and replace it.

Use a NEW OEM gasket. Not cork.
i agree cork is very bad
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So replace the oil pan if the wiring is good?
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No, replace the sensor. It'* in the oil pan.
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No, replace the sensor. It'* in the oil pan.
Oh,

which part # is the sensor?
024507190
12579985

both of those are under oil level sensor catagory pn gmpartsdirect.
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