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My oil light keeps coming on maybe 30 minutes into a trip

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My oil light keeps coming on maybe 30 minutes into a trip but the oil is fine. Help!! Please
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The one that has like a can with a oil drip coming from it.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2007 Chrysler pacifica
JA: Are you fixing your Pacifica yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would like to if I can however I do have a mechanic.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No everything else is fine.. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 1 month ago.

Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Ron Z and I'll be helping you with your question today.

Is this the 3.8L or the 4.0L engine?

Does the light stay on constant? Or does it go off while the engine is under acceleration?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
4.0 and no it stay on it dings maybe every three minutes or so.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry it doesn't stay on it dings and flashes every minutes or so.
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 1 month ago.

Ok. Very commonly, this is a problem with the Engine Oil Pressure Sensor (aka "Oil Pressure Switch"). It's located on the front, passenger's side of the engine (for an image location view, click here: Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken, oil-soaked or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, I would strongly recommend that an "actual" oil pressure reading is taken with the use of a pressure tester gauge. But, if there are no unusual engine noise like ticking or knocking when the light is on, more commonly, it's the sensor itself.If you found this answer helpful, please help me by leaving a rating using the "stars" at the top of the page or click 'accept'.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Another question could it be the transmission fluid that's needed?
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 1 month ago.

No. The dash light you described above is for engine oil.

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