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Old 12 Jan 2015, 02:41 pm
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Default Oil comes on / off on 03 PT Cruiser

Hello,
My oil light comes on, and stay on for approx 30 seconds, and then goes off.
This happens approx 10 times an hour. since Saturday.

I check the oil level, which show the correct amount of oil.

Any ideals on how to troubleshoot the problem further?
I know it can be the oil pump, sensor, or??

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Old 12 Jan 2015, 02:52 pm
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The sensor is known to go bad and do this.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 03:45 pm
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Yes try one of those first. Might get the pressure read while they have it out.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 03:51 pm
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This ought to help in replacing the oil sensor:
Oil Pressure Sending Unit Wire
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Old 21 Jan 2015, 02:22 pm
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Yeah, the sensor turned out to be the problem when mine did that.
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Old 21 Jan 2015, 10:30 pm
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I would suggest checking the wire going to the oil sensor. Take the sensor connector off and make sure its making good contact. Wiggle the wire and see if the oil light goes off and on when you do this.
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Old 21 Jan 2015, 10:37 pm
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Sensor is the weak part of our cruisers... It's one of the parts that I buy aftermarket
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