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Old 10-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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Default Oil light and quage shorting out? Bad cluster?

My oil light comes on whenever the rpm needle drops below 1000. It flickers at 1000rpms, then get's more constant at around the 500ish mark. If I stop and idle the gauge also drops. What's going on?
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Clogged pickup, loose bearing tolerances, worn out pump, pressure sending unit....any of these could be causing a problem. The pressure should be checked with a mechanical gauge to verify a mechanical issue.
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Where can I get a gauge to do that? Autozone or something like that. I searched autozone once but it had to be ordered.
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You can use a regular mechanical gauge made to be installed in the truck or a test gauge that a shop would use. Just make sure you can accurately read low pressures with it.
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