2000 Chrysler Concorde Oil Light

Tiny
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2000 Chrysler Concorde Automatic 85,000 miles

I had an oil change done on 11/21. Today, my oil light has came on 2 seperate occassions. Both times occured when idling at a traffic light. I soon as I proceed the light goes off. I checked the oil and it appears to be at the full line (granted the car was warm). Any suggestions? Should I contact the facility that did my oil change?
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Friday, December 5th, 2008 AT 12:44 PM

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Tiny
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Did you check the level with the engine running? Do it again the engine turned off. I can almost say that they didn't put enough oil into the crankcase.

If you do have enough oil (checked with the engine off), you may need to have someone check the oil pressure.
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for responding. The engine was off when I checked. Someone mentioned it could be the grade of oil used. I discovered the used 5w-30 with this last oil change. I usually use 10w-40. They thought I should change the oil, using the higher grade. Do you think that's a possibility? What about just adding an oil treatment?
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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5W30 was what recommended from the factory. But as you have used the heavier and thicker oil, you may want to switch back to 10W40 the next time. For now, you can add an oil treatment to your engine.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 2:01 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I think I'll try an oil treatment before changing the oil. Since my oil is full, do I need to drain some of it before adding the treatment?
If I do change the oil, do I need a new filter? Do you think it could be as simple as sensor going bad? I am looking for the most inexpensive possibilities first.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 8:15 PM
Tiny
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If you wish to change the oil to what you are used to, you can re-use the filter.

It is also the possibility that the sending unit is going bad, but I would not replace it just yet, until we prove that switching to the thicker doesn't do the trick.
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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Did any of this fix your problem?
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the inquiry - Due to bad weather and a crazy work schedule I haven't had the opportunity to make the change - will let you know.

Thanks!
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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 7:33 PM

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