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Old 12-22-2010
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Oil light again!!!

I already went over this the first time but.......
Today well driving, i noticed my oil light come on a couple times, but it's not always on, usually when i accelerate it will brighten up, and it's not a steady red, instead it kind of flickers, and then sometimes it's not even on.
So what are the best ways to troubleshoot the issue? starting with the censors or what?
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Old 12-23-2010
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The sensor on the side of the oil pan, where the wire plugs onto it, can get corroded and/or dirty. Take the connector off and clean it out. If it's loose then crimp down on it a tiny bit and push it back onto the sensor. Also check the wire for cracks or breaks. Mine had the same problem.

Although, at 290,000 miles it's probably a safe bet that your oil pump is getting weak.



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