Not sure what will happen but cleaning the oil pan screen sounds the best way but not cheap. It keeps doing it so we brought it back to the dealers they won't know what's going on until Tuesday. Only way to truly determine if oil pressure has dropped is to connect a mechanical gauge to the pressure sensor port and start the engine. The computer in turn sends that information to the gauge on your dashboard so that you can monitor it visually as you drive. He recommended I call the Dodge house. Larryhagood answered 5 years ago I have the same issue, after a new engine which then overheated which required another head job my warning lights come on and my oil pressure drops at an idle. The function of the switch is to send information to the computer regarding the current oil pressure in the engine.
From the under the passenger side of the instrument panel, disconnect the two halves of the radio antenna coaxial cable connector. Aaron answered 3 years ago Hey my truck was just rebuilt and it's doing it. The oil pressure gauge showed 0. Under the valve cover was a thick sludge and lots of it. Mechanic finally said it would most likely require a new engine, as there are metal shavings now in the oil. My car has 133000 miles. My son is an apprentice at Dodge and he just finished doing all the codes.
Remove the trim from the left and right cowl side inner panels. It took less than 10 minutes to replace. Nbarker answered 3 years ago I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4. I listened for any odd thumping or raddle and since there was none I went on. It sounds like I should start at the sensor and maybe an oil change with a flush out to clear up any sludge that may be hindering low idle oil pressure? You have a few options. Happened once more coming home. We just bought the used vehicle and as soon as we drove it off the lot a ding sound came on and it said check gauges specifically the oil pressure gauge.
It's located just above the oil filter. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened heater core tubes. When I was adding the T for manual oil pressure gauge I decided to clean the connection to the oil pressure sensor with electrical contact cleaner. Now it actually shows more pressure then the old unit! Mechanic told me to go have it flushed and oil change tomorrow and I just picked it up today? RyanReynolds answered 3 years ago So you're driving along and intermittently the oil pressure gauge drops to 0, right? He changed the unit and did an oil change and everything seemed fine. Got my own tools and I know a my way around a truck a little bit. When I installed it, my oil light and oil pressure gauge worked again.
Will definitely let you know if it fixes the problem. The 2002 Dodge Ram pickup has an oil pressure sending unit, or switch, located near the oil filter on the engine block. Obey1 answered 2 years ago I have a 95 Dodge Ram 1500 has high mileage I know that's a factor but there is so much oil buildup around the gaskets and spark plugs I'm thinking that's where my main leak is. Secure the other end of the hook to the center hole in the top of the dash panel. I reluctantly agreed and drove but not long into my scouting trip I rolled the window down to see some animals and heard a ticking noise. My oil pressure every now and then drops to zero sending off the warning ding when I put on my brakes to stop then it just goes right back up immediately as soon as i come to a complete stop.
Just find a plug at the parts store and plug it up and just keep an eye on oil level when you get gas. If the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system. Do a high grade engine with varsol. Right after I had it repaired my oil pressure gauge why idling at a red light would just drop and the check gauges light will turn on. Picked up the sensor today.
For mine, it only acted up when it was very cold out like when air temp was around 0 F. I just did a head gasket replacement and I cleaned everything spotless. Tired of dropping money into this truck Steve answered 3 years ago I have a 95 dodge ram 1500 5. He assured me the oil pump was mechanical and if the engine was running it was pumping oil. P0522 Dodge Description The engine oil pump features seven vanes and a moving element that continuously adjusts to maintain a regulated oil pressure supply by varying the displacement of the pump. However almost exactly 1 year later it started to show low Oil Pressure and light come on at idle. I could hit the accelerator and the pressure would rise momentarily.
I also had to replace the timing chains at 110,000 as they sounded like a sloppy motorcycle chain flopping around. The maximum oil pressure in the engine is limited to 1000 kPa 145 psi by the relief valve. I had a blown up pendulum and used crazy amounts of oil til fixed. Left the engine running and drove away but gauge never showed pressure. Clean oil and 133,400 miles. If not, let me know and I see if I can find one.
I have dropped too much in this truck but so far in now, I can't stop. No there is no ticking or other engine noise. When I started the engine the factory gauge and the manual gauge read perfect. No oil leaks on mine but there is some rust on the threads and the block. Take the air filter housing out after loosening the clamp for the hose on the intake.
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Generalnonsense answered about a year ago 2005 Dodge Ram 4x4 4. I simply changed the oil filter to a better quality filter and now my pressure never drops to less than about 38 lbs. Guys it's more than likely the sending unit. We noticed every time it would beep the oil pressure gauge would immediately drop to zero and it would go back to normal a few seconds later then it beeps again and drops to zero once more. Well about two miles farther down the road and it starts running rough.