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DODGE RAM MECHANIC PROBLEM

1996 Dodge Ram • 170,000 miles

Truck oil light flickers when truck is HOT and in drive, no light when in neutral, park or when truck is cold. Dash oil pressure gauge looks normal. Stalls out when in idle sometimes. Recently I had oil change, new IAC, cleaned throttle body, tune up. Should I have mechanic check oil pressure? So far no one can diagnose problem very frustrating. Thanks for your help
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December 26, 2012.




Chances are you have a bad oil sending unit. Do you hear any ticking or knocking when the light is on? What I recommend is getting a mechanical oil pressure gauge and checking the pressure that way, Most parts stores will lend them to you and all you do is screw it in where the present sending unit is located. Do that and let me know how much pressure you have at an idle.


IDLE IS NORMAL?........OR 'BOUT TO CUT OFF? (SOMETIMES IT WILL FLICKER IF PRESSURE IS LOW, W/ LOW RPMs)

WORST CASE.............MEGA ENGINE WEAR

BEST CASE.........OIL SENDING UNIT IS MALFUNCTIONING.......VERIFY WITH A MECHANICAL GAUGE

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1995-ford-thunderbird-lose-oil-pressure-times

WITHOUT YOUR VEHICLE INFO----I JUST GUESSED!

I LOOKED YOU UP AS A '96 RAM W/ A 318....THIS WAS MY RESULTS

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PartSearchCmd?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&pageId=partTypeList&suggestion=&actionSrc=Suggest&langId=-1&searchTerm=oil+pressure+switch%2Fsender&vehicleIdSearch=32154&searchedFrom=header

IN THE PAST WITH 2 OF MY PREVIOUS CJ5s---WHEN MY PRESSURE GOT DOWN TO 20 PSI---THE ACTION I TOOK WAS TO INSTALL A HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMPTHIS BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE NORM OF BETWEEN 40 AND 60 PSI........BACK THEN, MY NEW PUMP WAS JUST OVER $100, I DO MY OWN WORK--SO LABOR WAS FREE........IMMA PLUMBER, W/ QUITE A BIT OF DIY AUTO EXPERIENCE

SHOULD YOU NEED TO BUY ANYTHINGANYTHING AT ALL FOR YOUR VEHICLE (EXCLUDING OIL) THIS MAY HELP YOU NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

IF YOU DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS-- JUST ASK!........"A124" WAS WORKING 5 MINUTES AGO! (YOU GOTTA SEARCH FOR THEM AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK TO GET THE BEST ONES......NOT ONLY FOR VEHICLE PARTS, BUT OTHER STUFF TOO)

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1998-chevrolet-cavalier-there-constant-drain-on-battery-about-300-ma-now-after/page/5

KEEP US POSTED ON HOW THINGS ARE WORKING OUT

IT'S NOT REAL FUN WRITING A BUNCH OF STUFF---HEARING NO REPLY

LET'S HEAR SOME GOOD NEWS!

THE MEDIC

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CJ MEDEVAC
Dec 26, 2012.

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