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I have a '97 SL500. Oil pressure indicator on the dash does…

I have a '97...

I have a '97 SL500. Oil pressure indicator on the dash does not move from 0. Car has oil, doesn't smoke, well maintained. Only 120 000 kilometres on odo.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is your oil pump? Has the check engine light come on?

Oil pump probably as old as car. I have no record that it was replaced. No check engine light has come on

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your SL500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I'm not mechanical talented. Took it to mechanic who wanted to replace oil pressure indicator and pump but could not find parts in South Africa. I got scared and took car back but very worried. Should I order from overseas and have replaced ?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nothing else

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the most common failure is the sensor on the oil filter housing, or the wiring going to it.

that is what i would check and or replace first.

also when the sensor is removed you can attach a gauge and then check the pressure to make sure the engine has oil pressure.

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