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Hello, the oil light would flicker on my 97 deville after driving an hour or so. the stop engine/low oil pressure light even came on once. it run fine, doesnt overheat, and is not burning or leaking any oil. what could it be?

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Could very likely just be a faulty oil pressure/level sensor. Do make sure level is full. If it is full, the sensor is probably bad. You can have a pressure test done to see if oil pump is working properly

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