My 2001 PT Cruiser has 208,000 miles and recently the oil sensor has been coming on after driving for about 20 minutes. The oil light only comes on while stopped at a light and idling around 900 rpms.

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Asked by Dec 02, 2012 at 09:43 PM about the Chrysler PT Cruiser

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My 2001 PT Cruiser has 208,000 miles and recently the oil sensor has been coming on after driving for about 20 minutes. The oil light only comes on while stopped at a light and idling around 900 rpms. Where is the oil sending unit located and how much does this part cost and can I purchase at one of the more popular auto part stores?

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What it seems like to me is that when the oil warms up you lose oil pressure. Which could mean that the oil pump is worn out. You may try a higher weight oil to see if it improves, but at over 200,000 miles the oil pump might be the culprit.

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