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Check Gauge light going on and off

I have an 01' Durango and the check gauge light comes on when the oil pressure drops but then goes off as soon has the pressure goes back up. Could the sensor be going out?
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One of 3 things can cause this behavior of the oil pressure light going on and off: (1) oil level might be a little low... double check and make sure your oil is porperly topped off; (2) sensor is defective... which might require replacement; (3) oil pump problem... this can be an obstruction of some kind of the oil pump. If there is a strainer, which is typical, there might be sludge or something else obstructing the entry to the oil pump, thus, resulting in lower pressure output. It is rare, not impossible, for the oil pump itself to be defective... but again, very rare. If the issue is at the oil pump, it willmost commonly be an obstruction. Try having the engine flushed professionally. There are auto service centers with this capability. It is probably the most affordable first step to take. If after a flush the problem persists, then have the sensor checked.

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The light probly comes on when sitting at a light or idling,these sensors are known for going bad,the easiest way to tell is to look at the sensor and see if the connector is full of oil,if it is,the sensor is bad,hope this helps

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