Mechanics

OIL PRESSURE

1998 Dodge Caravan

Engine problem
1998 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

What can cause the low oil pressure indicator light comes on at idle, when the engine oil level is not low.
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Tvhagman2@comcast.net
January 7, 2008.



Oil pressure has more to do with the condition of the engine. If your engine's bearings a excessivly worn, the pressure will drop. Remove the sending unit, and screw in a test gauge, you should have 5-10 psi at idle warm engine. If it's OK replace the sender, if not, you can try heavier oil. Say 20-50 or 30 non detergent!

Merlin2021
Jan 7, 2008.