I HAVE A 1997 DODGE DAKOTA THAT LOOSE OIL ...

  • Tiny
  • Elcamino 68
  • 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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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 2:46 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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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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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 2:53 AM
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I PUT A MANUAL GAUGE ON AN IT DID THE SAME.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 2:57 AM
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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

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 3:00 AM
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I just checked for tsb or recalls and none although I have seen this before and it most commonly was the pick up screen.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 3:03 AM

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