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Oil light comes on and "bings" when the tack shows 1000 rpm.

Plenty of oil (though I did have to put a quart in a couple weeks ago). Now, when the car is warm -- driven more than 3 or 4 miles -- the oil light comes on and the alarm bings when the tack drops through 1000 rpm. When it goes above 1000 rpm, the light will go back out.

Two other connector or not connected issues:
1) When it's cold outside (Florida cold, 50 degrees or so) the car will click several times before starting. It always starts on the second try.

2) There is "rubbing" sound in the steering.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • rob071 Dec 04, 2008

    It was a defective sensor. A $100 fix. (Phew!)

  • mediteddy Dec 23, 2008

    I have the problem with our PT Cruser, can you tell us what the part was and were you got it fixed,

    Thanks, Jim.

  • simple2sing Mar 14, 2009

    Oil light and beeping wont stop. Happens whenever the car warms up and then the brakes are applied.

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I have no idea how many miles are on the van but 1st lets talk about the oil lite, it is telling u that the engine has less than 10 PSI of oil pressure, this may be the pressure sending unit on the engine is defective, if it does have low oil pressure then severe damage to the engine bearings can result, the click is most likely the contacts in the starter solenoid are burnt, they act up more cold and give the click you hear. I have no idea about the steering issue, without hearing it is almost imposs to diagnose such concerns. In closing I highly recommned that you address the low oil pressure concern ASAP

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