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My oil level is fine - new oil and filter - guage goes from normal to low at different times - sometimes at start up, under load etc

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  • writer1231 Apr 14, 2009

    thanks i'll try that - car has 200,000 miles

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    THIS IS CAUSED BY A DEFECTIVE OIL PRESSURE SENDING UNIT ON THE ENGINE.

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Sending unit is located on the side of the motor where oil filter is. It will be a metal tube sticking out with a pod on the end of it with one wire running to it.

How many miles does the car or truck have? High miles use motor flush on next oil change its possible that the pick up screen for the oil pump is block up some.

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