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Oil pressure light flashing and beeps

I have the same problem, but I had the oil pressure checked and it was fine. The mechanic actually said the pressure was "better than average". Does this mean that its more likely a sensor issue???

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Replace the oil pressure sensor and check connections.

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Hope this helps, Mark.

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