Sometimes my oil presure will drop to zero at operating temperature. What could be the problem?

Tiny
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WHen I start my durango the oil pressure is good. Once it reaches operating temp. It will stay at the lower oil pressure line, sometimes when I'm at a stop it will drop to the red line.

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 9:18 PM

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Tiny
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The first thing I would do is get a oil pressure gauge set and hook it up make sure what the actual pressure is then go from there. Thats way you rule out bad gauge sender wiring etc.

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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If it is not the sensor what would the next step be?

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 9:23 PM
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Then it could be a worn oil pump we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 2:55 AM

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