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DODGE DAKOTA OIL PAN PROBLEM

1997 Dodge Dakota • 125,000 miles

I have a 1997 Dodge Dakota that loose oil pressusre and then it will comes back. Changed oil and fillter a coupl of times, it still comes and goes. Is there an answer for this problem.
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Elcamino 68
January 15, 2013.



Could be a clogged pick up screen or a bad oil pump.

Before assuming it is a true reading, have the oil pressure checked manually first.

Does the motor make noise while it goes to 0?

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
Jan 15, 2013.
I PUT A MANUAL GAUGE ON AN IT DID THE SAME.

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Elcamino 68
Jan 15, 2013.
Ok, the problem is confirmed. I would start by dropping the oil pan and checking the pick up screen for blockage from sludge from the oil pan

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 15, 2013.
I just checked for tsb or recalls and none although I have seen this before and it most commonly was the pick up screen.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 15, 2013.

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