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Oil preasure light comes on

My 2001 sebring 55000 mi has oil light come on after car warms up and it is at idle as when waiting for a light. when the gas is hit light goes off. Is this an oil pump problem or sensor. Oil level is normal.

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Your oil sensor may be faulty, or your may have a leak since you said the fluid level is okay.

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HI' If you don't have a oil pressure gauge try replacing oil pressure switch they go out a lot make sure you get one from dealer aftermarkets don't work,also normally you can tell if is your oil pump the engine when idle on stop light will star making clonking noises that is a sing of bad oil pump

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