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I have an 85 chrysler new yorker and even when I accelerate the oil pressure is low?

I can accelerate up the oil pressure stays in the low part. The mans voice doesn't say that it needs to be serviced, but it never goes any higher than low. Usually it would ride about mid-high oil pressure, depending my speed. Any ideas?

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I missed this question before.
That sounds like a failing oil pump for sure.
let me know if I can help any time in the future.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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  • thayet26
    thayet26 Dec 11, 2012

    Earlier it would jump from middle pressure to low. Now its just at low

  • thayet26
    thayet26 Dec 11, 2012

    it is all digital

  • eric allen
    eric allen Dec 11, 2012

    check the oil, make sure its full.

  • thayet26
    thayet26 Dec 11, 2012

    The oil is between the fill line and the need to add. I had just driven 500 miles before and everything was normal. Nothing seems hot, no weird noises. My motor is really smooth also. Earlier in the day it would go from low to mid range but then just stuck on low. Not the red light low, just low. Is it possible the oil pressure sending unit is just old? i mean this weekend is the first time its really gotten cold at all.

  • eric allen
    eric allen Dec 11, 2012

    between the dots (add and full) is usually a half quart to make it full. Yes, you could just be getting a weak voltage to the sending unit. If your oil pump was bad, you would have noise, smells, and maybe a dead engine by now. I think you may be in good shape. you could also have a lot of sludge build up in the heads which would slow down the oil as it returns to the pan, which would cause a low pressure read on the gauge.

  • thayet26
    thayet26 Dec 11, 2012

    So i'm going to add a little oil and see how it goes. Then if that doesnt work buy a oil pressure gauge to test the pressure. If the pressure is fine then i need an oil pressure sending unit. If its bad I need a new oil pump. Does that sound right? I dont know all that much about cars so i'm trying to make sure i keep mine running.

  • thayet26
    thayet26 Dec 11, 2012

    I want to take a trip this weekend and everything. Dont want anything to go wrong. How do you fix built up oil on the heads?

  • thayet26
    thayet26 Dec 12, 2012

    I checked the oil pressure. It idles at 20 and when the engine is revved it goes to 41. So its no the oil pump. just the oil pressure sending unit.

  • eric allen
    eric allen Dec 12, 2012

    places sell flush chemicals, but all that does is move all the gunk to the oil pan for the pump to clog up with. It should be fine for now.



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