MY OIL PRESSURE KEEPS DROPPING WHILE I'M DRIVING THE BUT THE PRESSURE IS GOOD.

  • Tiny
  • nbeaudoin22
  • 2002 Dodge Ram
  • 191,660 miles

I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 4.7 and recently my oil pressure would just drop while driving, I changed the oil and the filter and still the same thing. What could be going on to cause the pressure to just drop like that?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 7:12 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Faulty sender or guage. Any noise when this happens? Come up when idleing?

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 7:15 PM
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There's no noise and it will go down when idling, it only goes back up when I start moving; and once i've been going for a while it drops again.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 7:29 PM
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Have a mechanical guage installed see if pressure is good or try new sender

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 7:30 PM
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Thanks much, I'll give it a shot and let you know what happens.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 8:50 PM
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Thanks good luck think it will be sender but a check of oil pressure good idea like blood pressure to us

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 8:52 PM

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