2004 Chrysler Sebring Oil Pressure light.

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 71,000 MILES
Hello,
I have a 2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan with 71,000 miles on it. The oil pressure light comes on at times. When I am stopped at a traffic light in gear with my foot on the brake, the car will jump and lose rpm, stall and then it cuts off. That’s when the oil pressure light comes on. I start the car back up and the oil pressure light is gone and it runs for a while until a couple traffic lights later and repeats the process. The car also cuts off and the oil pressure light comes on when I start the engine and put it in reverse and try to back up. Other than that I don’t have any other problems, smell anything or hear any noises at all. Runs smooth.

I just bought this car from a used dealer and it supposedly passed an inspection. I also got an oil change (they didn’t notice any leaks) but the problem continues. What could be causing this? What should I do…. Am I looking at a serious problem. Thanks much! Any help is appreciated :)
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 9:03 PM

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Tiny
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HI there,

This may be a faulty idle control motor, if the icm is faulty and the engine idle drops to low this can cause the oil pressure light to turn on, I would have the oil pressure tested with a mechanical gauge to see that it is with in normal operating ranges, and have the icm checked for a problem, get a scan done as well just to check for any set fault codes, start here.

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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 10:46 PM
Tiny
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Thanks! So if the ICM is faulty it can cause the oil light to come on, can that cause the car to cut off as well?
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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 2:30 AM
Tiny
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Hi there,

The oil light can be an indirect link to the ICM, if the ICM is faulty the cars idle sped can drop down to a point that the engine will stall, also with the engine running so slow the actual oil pressure can also drop below the safe limit and bring on the light.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 3:15 AM

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