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Old 02-05-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hi everyone.

Here we go again, yet another problem.

So a couple of days ago I noticed the check oil light came on. So I did. It was in range. I noticed that the light only comes one after I've been driving for a while (It'* only been highway driving that I've done) and when I get to a stop, the light will come one. If I feather the gas or sometimes turn on the defroster, it will turn off.

I figured it might be a plugged oil filter so last night I changed the oil and filter. Of course since I'm talking about it, the light came back on.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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is it check oil pressure? whats the gauge doing? by the sounds of when it on and off sounds like pressure whether its the gauge, sender or the engine really is low. does it knock or anything?
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Hey Jw,

It'* not a gauge, just a light. Found this on the interwebs. that'* what the light looks like.

No knocking no noise. just the light.
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Could be a faulty oil pressure sensor, or you actually have an oil pressure problem. I would change the sensor, and if that doesn't correct the problem, make sure the oil pressure relief valve isn't stuck open (common failure). The pressure relief valve is in the filter housing just above the filter and is fairly easy to remove and clean.
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x2. the sensor is there too above the filter
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Thanks guys. I'll start digging.
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