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(1999 Ford Taurus)
in Chicago Heights, IL on October 05, 2009
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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on October 09, 2009
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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