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I have a 2000 Chrysler Concorde and the Oil sensor light came on. it was down a quart of oil and it has only been 5000 miles since last oil change. Had oil change done and within 6 miles the oil sensor light came on. Whats up?

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  • cheryl_d_joh Apr 30, 2010

    I have a 3.2 engine.

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I'm betting that this is the 2.7L engine. If it is, you may have caught this in time. There is a very good possibility that the oil pump intake has become plugged with sludge. You will have to have the oil pan removed so that the pick-up can be cleaned and the engine flushed out. After that you must use synthetic oil. This was a huge problem, lawsuits galore. Google: "2.7L sludge" for more info.

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    Dave C May 02, 2010

    I suspect you may have the same problem. You could have a shop put an oil pressure gauge on it to see if the oil pressure is dropping down to a dangerous level, or just put in a new oil pressure sensor in if they don't cost too much and see if it does the same thing. It is possible that your sender is bad, but I kind of doubt it, I really think that your oil pump pick-up screen is plugged. What some people have done to avoid pulling the pan off, is to drain all the oil, put the plug in, and fill the engine with a gallon of solvent from a hardware or paint store. DON'T START IT like this, just let it sit in the oil pan over a night or two. Maybe jiggle the car up and down every 8 hours and then drain it all out for about 10 minutes and refill with synthetic. The solvent should dissolve the sludge that's in the pan and on the pick-up.
    I don't know why, but this problem always seems to happen right after people have had an oil change. They tend to blame the shop that did the service...it seems to make sense, but I think that the new oil shakes loose the gunk that has built up inside the engine and it drops into the sump where it gets pulled onto the pick-up screen.

    Hope this helps,
    Dave


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