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Oil light is on but oil isnt low - 2003 Dodge Durango

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    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    Sounds to me like the oil pressure sender is failing.

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IF there are no oil leaks:
Check the Oil Pressure/Sending Sensor. This should be located adjacent to the Oil Filter.
Check first the electrical connection:
Unplug and clean any corrosion or oxidation (white stuff) from both sides of the connection. Replug in and check operation.
If this does not fix it:
Unplug again and remove this Sensor. Clean the inside end of this Sensor. Reinstall, Replug in, and recheck operation.
If this does not fix it:
Replace the Sensor.
IF there are ANY oil leaks, then this could be causing the Sensor to send the signal. Many times the Oil Filter has not been tightened properly. Check this by trying to tighten it by hand. If you can tighten it by hand, then it was too loose and most likely causing the signal.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have any additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me on FixYa.com!

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

  • Patrick Rayome Feb 02, 2010

    Additional:

    When was the last time the oil and filter were changed? Replace them if it has been awhile.

    I took the liberty to look up the part on autozone.com (no, I don't work for them) the part you need is Part #PS535 (autozone part number) for around $23.

    If this does not fix the problem...let me know.

    Pat

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