Question about 1997 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

LOW OIL LIGHT

1997 DODGE 3.8 GRAND CARAVAN WITH LOW OIL LIGHT COMING ON OCCASIONALLY. I HAVE PUT A GAUGE IN LINE WITH SENDING UNIT AND HAVE CHANGED OIL EVERY 2000/2500 MILES SINCE NEW. HAVE 75,000 MILES ON IT. WHEN ENGINE IS COLD GAUGE READS 50 LBS, WHEN HOT WILL READ 25/30 LBS. BUT WILL GO TO 5/8 LBS AND LIGHT WILL COME ON OCCASIONALLY. WHAT CAN BE THE TROUBLE.

Posted by on

  • arbaer Jan 05, 2009

    Yes my oil light comes on when the engine is below about 1000 rpms when the engine is at running temp. arbaer@ronan.net



    Monte

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Dodge Master
  • 1,224 Answers

Well when oil is cold its thicker
as the vehicle heats up the oil becomes thinner in the oil pan
in which when the vehicle reaches core temp the oil pump doesnt need to work as hard

heres some other areas to look at
bad oil sending unit
in the pan the oil pick up pump filter needs replacement
oil filter clogged
bad oil sensor
vacume leak
these things need to look for and adjust or replace
the oil pick up pump in pan needs to be serviced by service tech at the dealers this is something a do it yourselfer could not do on own with out proper tools

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1998 oil light on intermittent


Could be a faulty sending unit, wiring problem, or you may actually have low oil pressure. You can replace the pressure switch, or have someone check the pressure with a mechanical gauge.

Dec 10, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

OIL LIGHT BLINKS WHEN I PUT VEHICLE IN REVERSE, BUT CUTS OFF I START TO TRAVEL


First make sure oil is full, this may be low oil pressure or bad oil sending unit, you should have this checked ASAP.

engine damage can occur due to low oil pressure, you need to have this checked, it may just be a bad sensor. (sending unit)

Oct 06, 2012 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Why does my gas gauge show empty when there is gas in my 1997 Dodge caravan sport?


it's in the wiring of the sending unit check for a bad ground or broke wire

May 09, 2012 | 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

How do I stop and/or turn off the low oil pressure alarm


You need to verify that the oil pressure is within spec first. If it is then the sending unit is probably oil soaked and faulty. Unplug the sending unit and jumper the terminals together. The bell should go out.
Replace the sending unit.

Apr 08, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

2 Answers

The oil light came on in my 2005 Dodge Caravan. It was a little low so I filled it. The light went off but next time I drove it, it came back on. The oil level is fine. The light keeps coming on then going...


this could be due to a faulty oil sending unit, have the car tested with a mechanical gauge to make sure the oil pressure is with in specifications, if it is replace the sending unit,good time for an oil change,make sure that you use the proper weight oil,need more help get back to me Thanks Ray

Feb 15, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Oil light came on when idling; oil changed; still happening occasionally. If I put it in park or neutral and rev it - the oil light goes out. Could it be the oil sending/pressure unit? Is there an easy way...


make sure are using a genuine dodge oil filter and correct grade of oil to check further you need to have the oil pressure checked using a master gauge a garage would do this for you if ok replace pressure switch if very low could be pump and bearing wear is the idle speed set too low i would check this

Feb 08, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

2 Answers

LIGHT ON THE LOW OIL IS LIT EVEN THE OIL IS FULL FOR DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 1998


Probably has a bad sensor, or a bad wire if the oil is full.

Aug 04, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

3 Answers

OIL GAUGE GOES DOWN AT STOPS


I had the same problem with my 97 Wrangler 4.0..Change your antifreeze, replace with some new 50/50 mix...Also chanke your oil, replace the filter with a mopar filter and use stratght 30 weight motor oil...Solved my problem

Jun 24, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Wrangler

2 Answers

Oil light comes on


this is an oil pressure light, most likely the sending unit for the gauge is defective,but I do recommened a shop hook up a oil press test gauge and verify u do't really have low oil pressure, then if that tests ok replace the sending unit on the engine.

May 19, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Dodge Caravan Logo

517 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21936 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...