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Oil light is on

I have a 2001 dodge stratus and the oil light came on.... the oil level is full and i just got the oil change 3 weeks ago.. could the oil pressure switch be bad

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I had the same issue on my '01. I hoped the issue would just go away, but when it didn't I took it into the dealership. They found a sensor that had gone bad and replaced it. Fortunately, it was not engine-threatening. As I understand it, oil lights are not designed to tell you if your oil is low, it usually means your pressure is low, which could mean a compression issue. Better get it checked out soon if you haven't already. You may want to find a good auto repair shop (I found one on cartalk.com) rather than taking to the dealer.

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Replace the oil sending unit

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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    Apollo Morelos Apr 16, 2009

    and repalcing the oil sending unit on 01 Strats is a beast. it took me a while just to get the nut loosen up cause of lack of room to work on. it is tight.

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Had the same problem with my 04 Try using a better brand of oil like mobil. Mine came on when i was using cheap walmart brand oil. Using mobil it has never came back on. Oil pressure is sensitive to oil on this because it runs on low 13 psi max.

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Oil pressure and oil level are 2 different things, is this the oil pressure warning light that comes on? If so then the oil pressure sensor may be bad if there is no engine noise. I would have the oil press checked with a mechanical guage though just to be safe, engines cost big $$$$

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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