: "Check Oil Level" message question



mcowden
06-23-04, 06:57 PM
For the past couple of weeks, I get the message "Check Oil Level" on the DIC every time I start the car. (96 SLS, 89k miles) The oil level is fine, I assure you. I have checked it every other day to be absolutely sure and put about 1500 miles on it since then. It goes through about a quart in 1200 miles or so (normal) and I fill it back up to about halfway between the marks. (below the full line)

So the question is: Why is this coming up? I know there's another message along the lines of "Oil Level Very Low" that would indicate a more serious deficiency, so because I never see that message I'm assuming the oil level sensor is working properly.

Before I go taking things apart, breaking other things, and putting everything back together incorrectly, I'm interested to hear any opinions or thoughts about where I might start to fix this problem. All suggestions are greatly appreciated...

cruzajc1
06-23-04, 09:16 PM
Sensor in oil pan gone bad. $72 dollars to replace and your next oil change.


Gus


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