Question about 1997 Dodge Caravan
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.
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
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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