Reader Question I have a 1998 Plymouth voyager. Recently the red oil light on the top of the dash next to the brake light would come on when I would come to a stop and would start chiming. Once I started driving again the light and noise would go away. I am thinking maybe I have a bad oil sending device. What are your thoughts? The car has 132000 miles.
Thanks for your help.
Hi there Pete,
A few things come to mind.
1. low engine oil level
2. low engine idle speed not allowing the oil pump to pump enough
3. bad oil pressure sending unit
4. weak oil pump
5. restriction in the oil pump screen
6. worn out engine not producing enough internal oil pressure
If 1 and 2 are ruled out, yes replacing the oil pressure sending unit is the next step