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Why might the oil light on a 2002 Dodge Intrepid flicker?


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2018-01-27 20:19:05
2018-01-27 20:19:05

I temperately installed a mechanical oil pressure gauge to determine what I had for oil pressure. With the engine warmed up, idling in drive, I had 18-20 psi. This is good but the light would still flicker even with a new sending unit.

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Disconnect the electrical plug at the oil pressure sending unit. Notice the unused spaces for extra wires that are plugged with rubber dummy plugs. Remove one of the dummy plugs in that connector and reconnect the plug and your problem is solved. I seen a TBS (Technical Service Bulletin) addressing that problem. It seems the oil pressure from the engine not only has to over come the spring inside the sending unit which is normal but it also has to compress the air trapped inside the weather tight connection which is not normal.


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2005-12-08 18:01:23
2005-12-08 18:01:23

On a newer car like this I would expect a faulty oil pressure sender or a bad connection at the sender. Mark

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