[V6-12v] Low Idle + Oil Light = Fix two problems in one?

Nathan Widmyer lighthousej at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 14:24:48 EDT 2004

I do keep the RPM's up to warm it up to get the light to go out
anyway.  Well, the oil light has been doing this for a little over a
month, so I don't think it's the pump.  When I change the sensor, will
the idle go back up because it'll be sensing the correct oil pressure?
 In other words, is the idle computer after the ECM figures out the
oil pressure the sensor sees?

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:15:05 -0500 (EST), Elliott Potter
<mailinglist at eep.burdell.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Nathan Widmyer wrote:
> > As a potentially related problem which happened before the idling
> > problem was the oil light.  The light flashes regularly from a cold
> > start until the car is reasonably warmed up.  I'm thinking that since
> > the oil gets thinner as it warms up, that something restricting flow
> > when the oil is thick and cold but dissipates as it thins out.  I
> > talked to my dad and he said we might change the Oil Pressure Sender
> > (sensor) which an online place quoted $19.
> If your oil light is coming on, be quick about changing the sensor
> because it's also possible that your oil pump is shot.  Usually if
> that's the case, you'll get a few days warning before it dies totally.
> Beware!
> --
> Elliott

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