The tale of my PT cruiser and its ever dinging oil light.

Asked by MischiefMike Jan 31, 2015 at 12:23 AM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey, I have a quick-ish question about a 2001 pt cruiser and it's oil light. The Light on the dash comes on after about 10 minutes of low impact, normal everyday driving, that is a minor issue, the major one and the one I need help with is it will not just stay on. It dings and re-dings at least once a minute in stop and go traffic.
The oil, oil filter and air filter were all changed just about 2 weeks ago and that did not help the issue. Could it be the oil sensor or is it more likely the oil pump?

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You can test your oil pressure to determine is there is a problem with the sending unit or an actual problem with low oil pressure (which may or may not be your oil pump): This video might help explain it:

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