Oil gauge "flickering"
Hey guys, I've got an 02 3.0 manual trans with 87k on it. I don't know the history of the truck.
Today while I was driving home from town, while stopped, the oil gauge would flicker very fast...it was the first warm day really. Each time the AC compressor would kick on, it would flicker a lot more...only when stopped.
When moving, even if you're going down a hill at 5mph in neutral, it doesn't do anything.
When stopped, even with the AC off, the gauge randomly flickers really fast and sometimes there's a clicking noise. I don't hear anything funny with the engine itself.
I had my 6 mo. old with me so I didn't get out to check the oil and all that, I just prayed that we made it all the way home.
When my wife gets home later, I plan on going to check the oil level (which I did just check about 2-3 weeks ago and it was good)...and check all the electrical connectors that I can see.
Is there something common that goes bad ... like a sensor ... or is this sounding pretty bad for my (to me) 1-month old truck?