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2005 Dodge Caravan Question: Why will oil light stay on in AM, then go off after running for minute or two

 

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mommycat12, Farmington, MI, November 16, 2012, 02:36
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When starting the van at the beginning of the day the oil light stays on. If you turn engine off, then back on after a minute or so, it goes off. Won't come back on for the remainder of the day. Also get a crayon-type smell from vents from time to time. Just started with cold weather and after an oil change. ??

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    pushrod November 16, 2012, 04:53
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    Did this all start after the oil change? Crayon smell may be just that if there have been crayons in the van and one fell into defroster vent.
    What engine?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12248 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 16, 2012, 06:38
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    poss loose oil sending unit wire or sener itself and crayon may have fallen in defrost vent as wetry said

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    mommycat12, November 17, 2012, 20:15
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    Yes, it started the day after the oil change. Turn it on, the oil light comes on. Turn the van off and back on and it goes out. Sometimes we eventually get a stedy yellow check engine light also, but we get that every winter - gas cap issues I am told. I don't think there are any loose crayons in the van, but will double check. Thanks for whatever additional advice you can give...

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