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Oil sending unit

Where is the oil sending unit on my 2000 dodge durango? My oil pressure dropped to 0 - checked the oil and it was fine, no engine noise, nothing. Have been told it was my sending unit

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  • sweet_sassy Oct 08, 2008

    I have the V-8 5.2L

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    i have the 5.9 360 dodge durango 1998 the oil pressure drops to 0 when it warms up about 15 min.. check gauges light come on too. when i seen that i turn the engine right off. help me please.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    oil pressure dropped to zero while driving, was able to make it back home, but definitely no pressure on the gauge,,where is the location of sending unit

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    location of oil switch or the oil sending unit

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Oil pressure

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    oil level is fine on stick - it just came on today, what else to check please



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I have heard sludge buildup can be an issue with Dodge engines in Durangos. Make sure sludge is not blocking oil flow and reducing pressure.

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Whatt engine do you have?

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Hello daebbers: My name is Roger and I will be glad to help you. I assume by the way your question is written you have no objectionable engine noise. I would suspect a bad oil pressure sending unit. To check the switch will require a mechanical oil presser test. You can buy a kit at any parts store. With a cold engine. Remove the oil switch from the block. Install the mechanical gauge. after all connections are tight start the engine. Note where the pressure is at. Observe the pressure through engine warm up. As the oil and engine warm up the oil pressure will drop. According to All Data information the oil pressure at curb idle is 6 psi. This would be a min. oil pressure. If the oil pressure is higher then that is great also. Any thing less you have a internal oil leak. This would likely be a bearing issue.
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Locate your oil pressure sending sensor... generally near the oil filter intake but not always... give it a spray of WD40 to repel any water on it. next have the oil pressure tested just to be certain. the relay for the sending unit may need to be replaced as well... it's located likely in the fuse box in the engine compartment near the battery.


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