Oil light ON and beeping every 10 seconds

Tiny
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  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 120,000 MILES

Oil light ON and beeping every 10 seconds.
Got oil change yesterday. Mechanic said oil pressure low. The light OFF and beeping stopped.
Today - oil light ON and beeping every 30 seconds.
What could be the reason?
Thanks.
. Tom

Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 2:06 AM

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Tiny
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Bad oil pump, clogged pick up screen, low oil level, or bad bearings

Roy

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
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The oil pressure is low. The most common cause is worn engine bearings, but oil of viscosity that's too light can aggravate that. Another common cause is a defective oil pressure sending unit. Before making any decisions on repair, have the actual pressure checked with a mechanical gauge.

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 AT 2:10 AM

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