WHEN DRIVING MY OIL GAGE IS AT A NORMAL RANGE

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 118,000 miles

When driving my oil gage is at a normal range. When I stop at a light or let my car idle, the oil gage plummets and my check gages light comes on. When I drive away it goes back to a normal range and the check gage light goes away.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 AT 7:28 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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  • 24,969 posts

Have the oil pressure checked with a mechanical gauge. If it is okay, suspect the sending unit. That was a common cause of a low reading at idle in the mid '90s.

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 AT 9:01 PM

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