There is a TSB (technical service bulletin) that has been out for MANY years regarding this issue. IT IS NOT SLUDGE BUILDUP!!!! (That seems to be the common response) The TSB states that the oil pressure sending unit is faulty, and the vent wire is at fault too. Best bet is to go to the store and purchase a new sending unit and vent wire. Your light will stop flickering, and you'll be as good as gold.Ffej Nodrog said:The oil light on my 2001 2.7 Intrepid flickers once in awhile.
Could it just be a faulty sensor.
And yes,the oils changed regularly and is full.
I don't recall that he said that his motor is making weird noises Jason. All that he said is that the light flickers. Nor do I recall him saying that his light stays on. Instead of adding more worries and problems for the guy to face let's tackle it one problem at a time.Gorm said:Sludge buildup would be the case for the engine light blinking off and on, and also if the engine makes wired noised...and if the oil light STAYS on...If the oil light just flickers it could be a number of things...including that the spring in your pressure sender is just broken and needs to be replaced.
symptoms fit the flicker profile. I just posted a link to a good thread about the TSB recently. Like within the past couple weeks.Ffej Nodrog said:Thanks guys for the help.
There are no weird noises,just flickers after she gets warm.
If you tap the gas it goes away.
I'll check into all the solutions and let you guys know.
I was only trying to clairfy what a sludge problem would be. Like i said the light flickering off and on...is ususally NOT a sludge problem.crombie said:I don't recall that he said that his motor is making weird noises Jason. All that he said is that the light flickers. Nor do I recall him saying that his light stays on. Instead of adding more worries and problems for the guy to face let's tackle it one problem at a time.
17$ oil sending unit. Easy to change... mine did the same thing.... Is that 190,000 Km , or 190,000 Miles01BronzeTreP said:My 2001 also has the same problems
runs beautiful but engine oil light flickers at warm low idle at stop lights..
Sometimes at best.
The car has 190K on it and I cannot forsee any issues with the engine.. I run Mobil 1 Super Syn and a Mobil 1 oil filter, it costs me a bit more per oil change every 2500-3000 but it keeps my mind satisfied in knowing that im putting the best into the motor.
I really hope I break 250K or more!!!!... Suspension is sound and everything works well.. I have only excellent remarks about the car, i just wish the 2.7 HAD MORE POWER!!!
Also for me the most dependable car ive owned... got me through many buffalo winters