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I bought a used 2005 PT Cruiser and I love it. But it's been acting a little funny. The battery seemed weak and AutoZone checked it and said it was a little, so I bought a new one. In the meantime the oil lights in the dash starting coming on a dinging. I immedaitely checked the oil and it was a tiny low so I put in a little. Then the light started coming on more and actually stayed on yesterday. I checked the oil and it was between min and max. Then, yesterday when I bought a new battery and went to put it in, I pull my air filter out and looked was taking a look at it (pretty dirty) and I noticed that the the plastic casing that the filter sits in was maybe a little less than 1/8 inch of oil in the bottom of it. So, why is my oil light coming on if I have sufficient oil? Does the car notify you when it is time to change the oil, maybe? Lastly, what would cause oil to be in the bottom of the case that houses the air filter? Could it be related to my other oil issue? Please help. I am a single woman and I LOVE this car. I want to take good care of it and I have no man to ask. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP.

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It sounds like the pcv valve is bad and letting oil in air filter. as for the light for oil, it is a reminder that the oil needs changed. but you can go like to auto zone and they will turn off the light with a scanner, for free! as for the pcv valve, it is less than 5.00, if no auto zone. any auto parts store will turn it off. god bless!! just let me know the outcome ok!!!

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The light is most likely coming on because of a faulty pressure sensor(common Chrysler problem) not a big deal,but i would still get it to a shop soon and have them check it just to be on the safe side,when those sensors go bad they also leak a little bit of oil and that could be the reason for your loss of a little oil,hope this helps

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