Intermittent Oil Light - Oil Pressure Sensor?
Wifey called today and said that the oil idiot light was coming on when she was on the brakes and/or turning. Went to a mechanic who said that the top end was sludgy and I had him do a flush. He got that done and it seemed to help for a while, but the light came back on later in the day. Took it back to him and he says that the oil pressure sensor/sending unit was leaking and that was likely the problem. Possibly shorting out the sensor.
Anyone else believe that this could be the problem? What else could it be? Anyone seen this issue before? I did a search but all I could find was a discussion on synthetic v. non-synthetic oils.
I would attempt a diagnosis myself but it's dern cold up here this week and I would rather pay a couple of bucks than work outside in sub-zero temps. Just want to make sure I'm not getting fleeced...
- 1999 Chrysler Town and Country Limited, 3.8L, 160K mi
- 1993 Chevy K2500, E-Cab, Long Box, 454, 260K mi