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1999 Ford Taurus Question: Oil light questions

 

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Bgat, Chicago Heights, IL, October 05, 2009, 13:37
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I just recently replaced the oil pan gasket and now when the car is idled the light comes on.But once I accelerate it goes off the cars drives fine otherwise. My fiest inclination is to change the oil pressure sensor. Am I on the right track.

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    dandd October 09, 2009, 12:00
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    If the problem happened right after the oil pan work, you may have accidentally moved the oil pick-up tube so that it is not getting the right amount of oil at idle. I would do a mechanical oil pressure test at idle to make sure that the pressure at idle is at spec which is around 10-12 psi minimum.

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