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2008 Dodge Avenger SE oil pressure light?

I have 24,000 on my Avenger. I bought it with 12,000 miles on it (previous rental car) and have had the oil changed at least 4 times since I've had the car. This morning the car just shut off as I was pulling into my driveway and the Oil Pressure light came on. I was able to turn the car on again with no problems, but I'm wondering what the problem might be.

Any ideas? Thanks for all your help!

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  • fyulaba Dec 16, 2008

    Basically, the car just shut off automatically as I was turning to pull into my driveway. I check the instrument cluster and the Oil Pressure light came on and "beeped" at me. I checked the manual and the manual identified the light as the Oil Pressure indicator, but doesn't specifically say what to do when the indicator light comes on (aside from "DON'T DRIVE THE CAR"), let alone actually tell me what this means. If possible, does anyone out there know what this could mean, so I can make sure that I don't get screwed over when I bring the car into the shop? I checked the oil itself. It's a little dark but it's at the max, so I'm sure the car is not leaking oil. Could it be a problem with the type of oil that was used during my last oil change, or the oil filter perhaps?



    Thanks!

  • dakotabw Jan 26, 2009

    I am having similar issues, while idling at a stop light or parking lot gate, the car will chock and stall or choke and then lunge forward. It is frightening and dangerous as I almost hit a pedestrian at a corner when it lunged and she was as frightened as I was. I talked to Chrysler dealer service department and they told me they don't know how to fix it. They have checked wire connectins for dampness(one of their recalls) and they have not been able to resolve the issue.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    the exact same problems lunging forward and stalling..they cannot find a problem or dont know how to fix it.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the oil pressure light came on because the engine stalled.

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Don't worry about the oil pressure light, they key was on, the engine was running and suddenly stalled, the system saw it as low oil pressure on a running engine situation and warned U, it is not the cause of the stall, the stall is most likely related to the following.

Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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SOURCE: 2008 Dodge Avenger SE

Hello
Here is from the chrysler service contract manual
for all dodge 2008
oil change
oil filter change
rotate tires
lubricate front drive shaft fitting (2500 or 3500 4X4 models only)
check spare tire for proper pressure and correct storage
lubricate outer tie rod ends (2500 or 3500 4X4 models only)
inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary

RD

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SOURCE: 2008 Avenger: My dodge avenger 2008 is stuck in park we do not h...

A spring come loose inside the shifter assembly. Pull up on the shinny PRND cover to remove, the rest of the covers unsnap (use small screwdriver), pull up on shifter knob (might need to wiggle a little), Look for the pink plastic thing on the left. It should have a spring that pulls back on it when you shift into reverse. If this is missing, unbolt the four nuts that hold the assembly to the floor, look for the old spring. If it's gone you can cut a new one to size and hook it back on. If yours is like mine, the small pink hook is broke and you will need to drill a small hole in it to have something to clip the new spring to. By the way, I had to do all this with the assembly in the compartment as I was unable to remove it completly. Not enough room. I removed the coin tray in front of the shifter, ParkReverseNutralDrive thing, grey cover that surrounds the coin tray, 4 mounting nuts, and the cable that attaches to the pink piece of plastic that Chrsler should have put a little more effort into designing. ARG! Good luck.

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