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Old 31 Mar 2012, 08:31 pm
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ok so ive told u all i got this 03 pt with 10k on it....recently, the oil pressure light will come on on first start up and stay on. when i shut the car off and restart it the light doesn't come back on...so normally only with the first start up and after its been sitting for like 2 hours and restart up is when it comes on. I have no clue where to start on this issue...ive never had it before...any tips would be awesome, thanks.
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 08:38 pm
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ok so ive told u all i got this 03 pt with 10k on it....recently, the oil pressure light will come on on first start up and stay on. when i shut the car off and restart it the light doesn't come back on...so normally only with the first start up and after its been sitting for like 2 hours and restart up is when it comes on. I have no clue where to start on this issue...ive never had it before...any tips would be awesome, thanks.
I would start by replacing the oil sending unit on the back side of the engine. If the oils been changed recently I'd replace the filter anyway for grins and giggles. Most likely will solve your problem and the cheapest things to try!
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not to sound stupid...but i just got this car...wheres the sending unit??
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 08:50 pm
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thanks everybody....ill take a look at it tommorow : )
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not to sound stupid...but i just got this car...wheres the sending unit??
Not stupid to ask a question you never had an answer for!
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 10:18 pm
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John, you can look all you want, but the oil-sending unit is very hard to see--even with Crewzin's picture. Even so, your problem was exactly like the same problem I had with my 2003 Limited PT, a while back. I had the dealer replace the unit a few thousand miles ago, and no problems since.

I had the dealer do this because ... well, you'll see when you go looking for the unit. If you ahve a lift, however, do it yourself.

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John, you can look all you want, but the oil-sending unit is very hard to see--even with Crewzin's picture. Even so, your problem was exactly like the same problem I had with my 2003 Limited PT, a while back. I had the dealer replace the unit a few thousand miles ago, and no problems since.

I had the dealer do this because ... well, you'll see when you go looking for the unit. If you ahve a lift, however, do it yourself.

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I has a similar issue where the light would come one when I dropped below 15 mph. I changed the oil and filter and for whatever reason it stopped.
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