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Old 02-04-2013, 05:41 PM
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Oil Light On

Hey guys the other day my oil light came on (20 degrees outside) i checked my level and it was right on the line of safe. So i figured because it was so cold and on the border that i would top it off tomorrow. That same night I went to start it again after the engine was warm and there was no oil light. The next day i decided to fill it with oil. After that I havent had any problems with the light for a few days. Now when i started the jeep the oil light came on again. The engine is running fine and has plenty of oil. Then when i turned the engine off and started it again the light went off. Im thinking oil sensor?
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Likely just the oil pressure sender... decently common. located just above the oil filter.
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Likely just the oil pressure sender... decently common. located just above the oil filter.
Thats what i thought. Thanks wilk try to fix this weekend. Will i have to drain the oil?
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Re: Oil Light On

It is actually called an oil pressure switch. I had a hard time finding because I was searching sensor.

No you will not have to drain the oil. It will leak just a little though.

It is a pain in the rear to change because of the length of where the socket connection is on the unit itself and being able to reach it. I tried an open ended wrench and then I was going to use a deep socket but the same size deep socket is too big because of the rounded edges of the unit.. The only way I was able to get it off was to use a pair of channel locks.
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Re: Oil Light On

One question for you though. Is your engine leaking oil right above and left of the oil pressure switch?

Mine, my parents and sisters are also. That is what caused my switch to go bad because it was leaking and the wire connection was full of oil.
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No that oil is coming from rfe sender itself, another indication of failure, very common!

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No that oil is coming from rfe sender itself, another indication of failure, very common!

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What is an rfe sender? Is it very easy to get to to replace or fix?
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What is an rfe sender? Is it very easy to get to to replace or fix?
Rfe = the, but in broken swype language

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Oh no wonder I had a hard time trying to thing what kind of sender that was.
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Re: Oil Light On

2 weeks and no oil light. I think theres something to do with frigid cold and th elight coming on.
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My parents jeep was doing the same thing I unplugged the connector to the switch and cleaned it and plugged it back in a d no more problems. Weird issue.
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