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Check gages light is going on.

Do I need a new engine? How do you know you need a new engine. I took it to a shop I(ts a 1999 Dodge durango) anf they told me I need a new engine. It only has 75,000. They told me they will buy it from me for $1,000. I can fix it by buying the engine from internet $1,000 (used) and $1,000 labor. The shop I took it to told me $5,000. How does this sound t you?

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  • alexandra314 Jan 15, 2009

    The oil presure drops, the check gages light is on

  • alexandra314 Jan 15, 2009

    The oil presure goes to 0 and check guages light comes on.

    They said they installed manual guage and the guage readungs were less than 5psi at the idle and 10 psi at 2500 rpm. and from that they said nnes new engine esta approx rebuilt engine with 3 year unlimited mileage warranty does that sound that its the engine? that I have to repace it? They said they will buy the car off me for $1,000. I never asked them to. As I said it has 75,000 loaded and in great body condition. Please help so I can make right decission. I want to know if you think the engine is bad

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    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    sounds like an arthur dailey type garage,is oil light coming on and does it run ok?? any noise from engine or blue smoke and high oil consumption



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First check your oil level then get a computeron it it may just be your converter

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Oil pressure problem-----?-----is oil level ok???if yes then fit a new oil filter and then stick two cans of STP oil treatment into engine and sell it quick.Its not a torque converter as that has nothing to do with oil pressure of the engine,If you want to keep it then find someone that can remove the sump and check or change the oil pump.better still before you do anything see if you can find someone who can remove the electrical switch for the oil pressure and put a good old fashioned manual gauge on and read it anything below 30psi is out ,yes i know what it should be and all that but trust me i used to work in fords in dagenham engine plant and anything over 40 was good enough especially on night shift . Something in my urine tells me that this a simple thing and the garage knows this as well and they are trying to make a fast buck (wow american) .Call out a mobile mechanic and see what he says

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