Oil Light comes on, must keep over 1000 RPM & light goes off

Asked by Jan 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Oil light comes on after car heats up.  It comes on after idle at less than 1000 RPM.
When driving on city streets or  Highway, light stays off . I have the same problem with 2001
Sebring conv.  Why?

1 Answer

130

Don't know the specifics of these engines, although we own a PT, and did, in the past own a Sebring conv. (never again). But, in general sounds like a weak oil pump, bad pump seal or clogged oil system somewhere blocking flow. In any case you oil light is indicating a condition of not enough oil pressure, not good whatever the root cause.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,680
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,530
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
223 Great Deals out of 9,010 listings starting at $1,290
Used Honda Accord
1,127 Great Deals out of 73,672 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Mustang
603 Great Deals out of 39,399 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chrysler Sebring
27 Great Deals out of 2,707 listings starting at $700
Used Chrysler Town & Country
352 Great Deals out of 13,442 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
813 Great Deals out of 60,981 listings starting at $950
Used MINI Cooper
288 Great Deals out of 11,029 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
813 Great Deals out of 62,339 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Explorer
1,245 Great Deals out of 69,540 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
969 Great Deals out of 65,671 listings starting at $1,699

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.