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Oil light comes on and off when in park idling. oil level is fine.

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Sounds like a weak oil pump at higher rpm the pump creates more pressure which is adaquate to make the light go out and supply oil to the engine. At lower rpm your oil pump is not creating the pressure needed. Be carefull not to let it idle or sit in park to long this could damage the engine. There is oil pressure sending unit also this is what makes the light come on and it also shows the oil pressure on the oil gage on dash if your vehicle is equipped with gage. The sending unit could be faulty, but play it safe and have your mechanic diagnose the problem.

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