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I bought a 90 accord and i think it might be a sensor going out, it is 20 years old... but the oil lamp comes on and goes out, and the check engine light flicks on but doesnt always come back on when i turn the car off and on...

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If the oil pressure is low at idle, that is due to normal wear. But if it comes on at speed, you may have a problem. Replacing the sending unit is inexpensive.

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