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Hey guys. Ok so my bad boy has not gave me amy problems. My oil change is due in about less then 50 miles ( I change every 3000mi) but this morning before leaving to work I turned car on and the oil light stayed on. So I was like huh. I go and check. It needed about a quart. So I added a quart and turned car back on. Oil light turned off. But now my check engine light turned on and stayed on. What should I do? My guess is of course do my oil and filter change this Saturday. But first should I pull out fuse 11 to refresh the computer? Just to see if turns back on? Or should I take it to my nearest Autozone to check engine light?? Any advice guys?
 

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Hey guys. Ok so my bad boy has not gave me amy problems. My oil change is due in about less then 50 miles ( I change every 3000mi) but this morning before leaving to work I turned car on and the oil light stayed on. So I was like huh. I go and check. It needed about a quart. So I added a quart and turned car back on. Oil light turned off. But now my check engine light turned on and stayed on. What should I do? My guess is of course do my oil and filter change this Saturday. But first should I pull out fuse 11 to refresh the computer? Just to see if turns back on? Or should I take it to my nearest Autozone to check engine light?? Any advice guys?
Obviously using QuantumBlue you could go 4 times that long...saving you some money and better oil........ but that is not the question here.

The oil light comes on due to lack of pressure really. Also comes on when the oil level is low and the engine oil is full of air bubbles.....cavitation.

I would use the...... on off on off on....... from your ignition switch to see what comes on the odometer. That will find the trouble code for you. Since you have a 2007, that is available for you.

Once you know the results of that trouble code post it here so we can help you.;)

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How to Display Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Get in the car, close the door. Perform the following steps fairly quickly (less than 3 seconds) :

Turn key to ON
then back to ACC
then to ON
then back to ACC
then to ON

Then wait.

If there are any stored codes, they will appear quickly, in place of the odometer. For instance an "INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR CIRCUIT HIGH" error will set a code of P0113.

Once the codes have been displayed, you'll see "-----". If there are no trouble codes, the dashes will be the first item displayed.

After a few seconds, the display changes to "-dOnE-".
 

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How to Display Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Get in the car, close the door. Perform the following steps fairly quickly (less than 3 seconds) :

Turn key to ON
then back to ACC
then to ON
then back to ACC
then to ON

Then wait.

If there are any stored codes, they will appear quickly, in place of the odometer. For instance an "INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR CIRCUIT HIGH" error will set a code of P0113.

Once the codes have been displayed, you'll see "-----". If there are no trouble codes, the dashes will be the first item displayed.

After a few seconds, the display changes to "-dOnE-".
Cool, I didn't know I could do that ? Well I did it, and all it displayed was -----. does that mean I am ok? I already pulled fuse 11 and no warning lights have came up. Drove car for about 45 mins everything seems to be ok...
 

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Cool, I didn't know I could do that ? Well I did it, and all it displayed was -----. does that mean I am ok? I already pulled fuse 11 and no warning lights have came up. Drove car for about 45 mins everything seems to be ok...
Yes, sounds like you are good to go! :beerchug:

Since you pulled the fuse before you did the key trick, you erased whatever code was there since it was no longer active.

The CEL and code that went with it was probably due to the oil light you saw earlier anyway.

If the engine light reappears, do the key trick before you pull the fuse so you know what it was. :)
 

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Yes, sounds like you are good to go! :beerchug:

Since you pulled the fuse before you did the key trick, you erased whatever code was there since it was no longer active.

The CEL and code that went with it was probably due to the oil light you saw earlier anyway.

If the engine light reappears, do the key trick before you pull the fuse so you know what it was. :)
Thank you so much man! ? ? ?
 

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Thank you so much man! ? ? ?
Your welcome! Ddaddy explained it better. Either way, you are good to go for now.

Would want to consider stopping the 3k mile oil changes and consider QuantumBlue!;)

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Your welcome! Ddaddy explained it better. Either way, you are good to go for now.

Would want to consider stopping the 3k mile oil changes and consider QuantumBlue!;)

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Brian
BND Automotive LLC:driving:
440-821-9040
www.bndautomotive.com
Ugh!! Well I got the engine light back on again. This time I did the trick. It shows me code P0520. It's the Oil Pressure Sensor, correct? Is it difficult to replace? Dodge dealer has in Stock for about 50 bucks. Install at about 350 bucks, yikes! I rather do myself! Now is there any advice you guys can give? Can I drive it for a while just till I get the replacement part? Would it affect me driving it?
 

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Ugh!! Well I got the engine light back on again. This time I did the trick. It shows me code P0520. It's the Oil Pressure Sensor, correct? Is it difficult to replace? Dodge dealer has in Stock for about 50 bucks. Install at about 350 bucks, yikes! I rather do myself! Now is there any advice you guys can give? Can I drive it for a while just till I get the replacement part? Would it affect me driving it?
Fortunately you are not hearing the engine coming apart so I can assume it is just a sensor issue. It can be replaced but it is behind the alternator so you will have to take it off to replace.

This is NOT the greatest professional video, but here is A video on where it is and a general understanding of what you need to do to replace it.;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmNEBOFbikE

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I did mine a couple of years ago. It was pretty easy; nowhere near a $350 job. I did it without taking the alternator off, since taking the alternator out is pretty fiddly on the 5.7!

The trick that helped me to do get the sensor out was to buy a socket the right size (I've forgotten what size it was, but it should be easy to figure out when you have the part).

Also, as with most of these connectors, look carefully at the video to see how to remove the connector from the sensor without breaking it.
 

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I did mine a couple of years ago. It was pretty easy; nowhere near a $350 job. I did it without taking the alternator off, since taking the alternator out is pretty fiddly on the 5.7!

The trick that helped me to do get the sensor out was to buy a socket the right size (I've forgotten what size it was, but it should be easy to figure out when you have the part).

Also, as with most of these connectors, look carefully at the video to see how to remove the connector from the sensor without breaking it.
Did you do it from the top or bottom of car?
 

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Yes, sounds like you are good to go! :beerchug:

Since you pulled the fuse before you did the key trick, you erased whatever code was there since it was no longer active.

The CEL and code that went with it was probably due to the oil light you saw earlier anyway.

If the engine light reappears, do the key trick before you pull the fuse so you know what it was. :)
Is the sensor right above the oil filter?? Looking from the bottom of the car up...
 

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Yes, that's it. It's attached to the filter housing.
Thanks! I got it done today. Damn I struggled a bit! ? I had to cut a wrench ? so it could fit the handle enough work with. I burned my self a few times with the radiator hose and smashed my fingers a few times. But I got the job done! ?
 

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Thanks! I got it done today. Damn I struggled a bit! ? I had to cut a wrench ? so it could fit the handle enough work with. I burned my self a few times with the radiator hose and smashed my fingers a few times. But I got the job done! ?
Well Done! :bigthumb:

Let us know if it fixes the issue. :)
 

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Did you do it from the top or bottom of car?
Actually I don't remember, but I think it was the bottom.
I like your wrench cutting solution - that was probably why I had to buy a large socket to go over the whole sensor.
Well done!
 
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