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Old 23 Oct 2012, 12:36 pm
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New to the PT forum . Today while driving 2004 -53,000 miles, 4 cyl. non turbo I made a sharp right turn to avoid an accident. Then while pulling into a parking lot the oil pressure light dinged 3 times and remained on. I shut car off , restarted and the light did the same thing. As soon as I get the RPM to 1000 it shuts off, when I stop at a light and the RPM drops below the 1000 rpms the light comes back on till I go again. This happened for awhile then it stopped after about 20 miles of thruway driving ... Now the light doesn't come on at low RPMs ???
Any ideas out there ??

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Old 23 Oct 2012, 12:38 pm
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not to be a dick, but did you check the oil?
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 12:40 pm
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Ahhhhhh yes .... Freshly changed last week
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 02:09 pm
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Sounds like it's time for a new Oil Pressure Sending switch.

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Old 23 Oct 2012, 02:45 pm
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yep what the MAN said it happens all the time on out pts it kind of a pain but not to hard and if you diy its not that expensive
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 03:23 pm
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That was my thought , thanks !!
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Old 26 Oct 2012, 09:04 pm
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Default UPDATE Re: Oil light question

Well took the PT to the mechanic today , they tested the oil pressure ( all good) , replaced the Oil sensor like you said ... All fixed now... 23.00 part and 44.87 labor ....
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Old 27 Oct 2012, 01:09 am
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way to go
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 11:01 am
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Hi,
I have recently had the same problem on a 2001, n/a with approx 170k on it. I have already changed the sensor (which was covered in oil so I was sure the was the problem) and while it was off, the pressure was checked and found to be good at idle.
But the very next day, the light came on again at low idle, around 800 RPM.

Two questions: if it is indeed the oil pump (probably not a repaid I would have fixed due to high cost and miles on car) will higher weight oil help me get more miles out of her? Couldn't the higher weight make the pump work harder putting more stress on it? Or if it's the pickup, couldn't it clog it more?
Or is there a way to tweak something to keep it constantly idling at no less that 1000 RPM? (Carburetor comes to mind, but since she doesn't have one, that won't work. )
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 11:16 am
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Like the Cam and Crank sensors, aftermarket sensors don't seem to be very good for our PT's. Did you buy and replace yours from a Chrysler dealer or aftermarket like Autozone?
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