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2001 lincoln town car, 125k miles on it. I just started having the low oil light come on. but when I check the dipstick. the oil level is full. it only does it in the morning. or when the car has been sitting for a long time 24hrs or so. I dunno what I should do first. thanks

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I would try replacing the oil sending unit. If that does not fix it the next thing would be the oil pump or the cam bearings. But you do not have enough miles on it to indicate this.

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