Hello I own a 97 Dodge Avenger and when I drive.

Tiny
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  • 1997 DODGE AVENGER
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Hello I own a 97 dodge avenger and when I drive it the oil pressure gauge will go up and down. When I drive on the interstate or main roads the oil gauge will go up just alittle past the half way mark. Then when I apply the brakes the oil presssure will go back down to normal or sometimes below normal. I just changed the oil last wk. It didn't do this before unchanged the oil. What is causing this and should I be concerned?
Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 12:50 AM

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Tiny
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Have the pressure checked with a manual gauge.

What kind and weight did you use?

Roy
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 12:52 AM
Tiny
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Used 10w30 motor oil and how do u check it manually?
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:08 AM
Tiny
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I also have another. When I changed the front rotors and replaced both calipers and pads I noticed when I start the car the left rotor will move like it suppost to while in drive but when I went around to check the passenger front side the rotor would turn ever so slightly then stop for a second and move ever so slightly back and forth so on & so on. I sprayed the drive axle with some pb blaster it would move alittle more then go back to it were it started. I did notice the boot (the end that goes into the rotor) was broken need to replace it soon. My? Is what is causing the right front rotor not to move in drive but the driver side moves like it supposed to. I bought the car from my neighbor few wks ago and it sat in his drive way for 2 or 3 yrs. Just wondering if sitting so long would have anything to so with this problem? Any suggestions?
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:26 AM
Tiny
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And if this would get worse?
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:27 AM
Tiny
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You check it with a manual gauge set. You can rent it from a parts store

it is not a problem, thats the way the differential is both wheels will not turn the same up in the air.

Replace the axle.

Roy
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:30 AM
Tiny
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Ok thanks I was getting worried so I have nothing to worry about then that's just the way it turns? Ok I will rent one.
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:35 AM
Tiny
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Thats correct

Roy
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
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And one more? Like I said before I replaced the front rotors etc. Now I'm having issues with the rear. It has 4 wheel disc brakes. I pulled off the rear caliper by removing the guide pins and removed the caliper no problem. Here's where I has issues. I can't removed the bolts to remove the brackets because the bottom bolt the emergency brake cable is in the way and can't remove the top because the strut that goes behind the spindal then up to the wheel well is in the way so I can't get a ratchet or anything to turn the bolts. What do I need to do to remove these bolts so I can remove the bracket off so I can put my new rotors on? Any suggestions?
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:44 AM
Tiny
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Move the cale out of the way to access the bolt. You cant get a wrench on the other bolt?

Roy
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 1:46 AM
Tiny
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Yea either the top or bottom one like I said were the emergency brake connects to the back of the rotor can't get a wrench in behind there to turn the bolt
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 2:41 AM
Tiny
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Yea either the top or bottom one like I said were the emergency brake connects to the back of the rotor can't get a wrench in behind there to turn the bolt. What is the Cale and what does it look like?
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 2:45 AM

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