Question about 2002 Jeep Liberty
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty (91,000) and my check oil light started
coming on last week. I drove on the highway to work (10 miles) and the
oil light came on when I stopped to turn onto another road. It went off
and I drove about a mile to work. The light came on again. I went to a
shop by my work and they couldn't look at it until the next day. I
drove home. When I got at the 10 mile mark the light came on again. I
drove about a mile to a shop by my house. The light came on again.
I had had the oil changed the week before and they suggested checking to see if the oil resend unit had been jarred. I went a couple of blocks to the place and they checked the oil, the oil filter and the unit and said it was fine. I drove the next several days, just staying in the neighborhood, and the light never came on. I went to work this morning and at the exact same intersection the oil light came on again.
Any thoughts why driving 10 miles at 65 - 70 causing the light to come on, but driving 10 miles at low speeds doesn't cause the light to come on?
Sounds like your sending unit sensor - if it was your pump going out, your engine would be history by now. Rule of thumb, if your oil check light ever comes on, it's usually too late to remedy the problem. You have a major issue, but since you've obviousely drove it quite a bit since then and it still hasn't seized up, I'm guessing you're ok...for now. Since you took it to a shop and they said you're ok, I'm assuming they checked your level and visually checked for leaks and found nothing. Either, you've got somethijng partially blocking your pick-up tube for the pump which is in your oil pan, or a electrical issue with the sensor. I would start by having someone check the sensor out and go from there...good luck.
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