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Old 09-05-2011, 01:55 PM
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My oil pressure light flashes when I am stopped facing down hill. Any ideas? I have 2008 Dakota with 29K
 
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:26 PM
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I would start with checking the oil. Do you have enough?
 
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:08 PM
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I would start with checking the oil. Do you have enough?
Thanks....I was taking a drink of my beer when I read this....now my nose is burning.....lmao!
 
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CHECK YOUR OIL!!!! if in doubt add a little splash... but normally when that light is flashing... your in trouble...
 
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the light only comes on when its like less than 1Q i believe.
 
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:47 PM
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Oil level is good. I have checked it several times, it doesn't flash all the time. If I put it in Park or N when I'm at a stop light it stops.
 
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:11 PM
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Could be the sender
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Advanced auto parts oil pressure switch

If u read the reviews for this part someone talks about power steering fluid dripping onto it and shorting it out. its worth a look with a flashlight to see if its dry or covered in fluid. the switch (sensor) is by the oil filter btw.
 

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Old 09-07-2011, 05:22 PM
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Thanks, hopefully that's all it is. The light never comes on while i'm driving nor does it fully light, just every now and then when I stop.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:58 PM
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Checked the oil pressure with a seperate pressure guage. It's putting out 10 and the standard it 7 psi I believe. What else could be causing the light to flash?
 
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