1996 Jeep Cherokee Repair Question
1996 Jeep Cherokee Oil Pressure
1996 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 116,00 miles
Upon start the oil pressure gauge hesitates for a second, then reads about 40psi. Once running, the gauge flickers or bounces, and begins to drop. After a few minutes of driving between 20-40psi the gauge continues to flicker and drop, and drop significantly at idle (such as at a stop light). After several minutes of driving or stop/go traffic the gauge drops to 10-20 psi while on the throttle, and reads 0 at idle. If at idle and you tap the throttle, the gauge will jump and read 10-20 psi, then return to 0.
Dip stick reading is just below "safe" level, running 10W30, and there are just a few drops of oil on the pavement where I park.
See my profile, Imma CJ kinda guy, I answer the CJ stuff and others.....this is sorta my "No Pay Hobby".
I know little about your rig.
If it were mine I would start out with a Mechanical Pressure Gauge to get a real accurate Pressure Test on the engine........not thru the electric way, like yours does now.
If I were NOT hearing Clatter and unusual noises from the engine
And did not have a guage to test with....................
I might invest about $20 for a sender......just to see if it were bad and causing the problem.
I did a little homework for you:
Let me know how you fare, this is about all I can offer you.....I hope it helps!
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