WHERE IS THE OIL PRESSURE SENSOR LOCATED?

  • Tiny
  • T4
  • 1999 Dodge Ram
  • 89,000 miles

Whenever I come to a stop or turn my 99 Dodge Ram (5.9L) my oil pressure drops to zero and resumes normal pressure after a few seconds. This problem has gotten to the point that it does it whenever I am driving at random times. I bought an oil pressure sensor hoping this will fix the problem but do not know where it is located.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 10:52 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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On the 5.9L, it is near the distributor.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 10:59 PM
  • Tiny
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Do you think that the new sensor will fix the problem?

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 11:01 PM
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You can look at the wire colors at the connector.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 11:02 PM
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I'd use an analog gage in place of sensor. See what the oil pressure shows, if it still bounces around, I don't think the sensor is the problem. Also, check engine compression. Another isuue could be the oil pump, but, if the engine is wore out, replacing the oil pump probably won't help anything.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 11:08 PM

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