oil light


Old 05-21-05, 09:05 AM
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oil light

past 2 days oil light is coming on after i drive about 11 miles, then it comes on when i hit the brakes. Is my oil pump letting go or the sending switch? how
can i test for either problem?? 1997 Intrepid.

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Old 05-21-05, 10:33 AM
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You need to get a shop to hook up a mechanical gauge directly to the engine, or you can get a mechanical gauge yourself/ hook everything up but do not mount it to your dash, just lay it on the floor. This will give you an exact oil pressure.
Old 05-21-05, 09:26 PM
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Did you check your oil level at the dipstick?
It sounds low
If it's good then you'll need that gauge to check actual pressure

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