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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Re: Check gages light is going on.
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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Michael, take vehicle into a good shop and have scanned to see what diagnostic codes are in computer, have shop estimate repair.
Issue with fuel gage could be bad wire/plug or faulty sending unit.
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Sounds like possible oil related, will it start? If so check to see if your oil gage is at normal if it is all the way down, your oil sensor gage prob just needs replacing. Cheap part easy fix, otherwise the screen on your oil pump is known for clogging, not very often is it a broken oil pump.
The "check gages" light comes on in response to the oil pressure (not oil level) gage dropping too low. Step one is to check to make sure the engine has oil pressure. Use a mechanical gage inserted directly into the engine when the oil pressure sensor screws in. If the pressure is good, you need to check the gage. Your dealer has a tool that attaches to the connector from the pressure switch that gose to the gage. He can then test the gage, cluster and circuit wiring. If that is ok the culprit is the oil pressure sensor itself. I normally don't recommend replacing parts without a proper diagnosis but an oil pressure switch is relatively inexpensive. You might want to try that first. It's relatively common anf if that's the culprit, you will save a bunch of $$$ no having to go to your dealer. If you still have a problem, you have at least eliminated one item and are only out a couple of bucks.
I don't see the problem
You have a check light on, most of the time.
Check lights have been on vehicles for 31 model years now. Surely you know why! You have a system malfunction, get the code read, as soon as the light comes on,and have the vehicle repaired.
What has, getting tired off a vehicle and a newer one, that will develop similar issues, have to do with this. Educate yourself.
may work may not...on older cars when the starter went bad and the car wouldn't start you could tap the starter with a long screwdriver or hammer lightly and the solenoid would engage and start the car but you need to get it home or to shop cause it wouldn't work again..if you try this and the starter engages then the starter needs to be replaced if you haven't already tried..if the lights are flashing when you try to start the vehicle then o would say its prob a malfunctioning alarm system..try to diengage it by pulling fuse for alarm..don't know if you can though..check the starter...good luck
When the check gages light comes on just after start up usually one or more gages have momentarily not picked up yet. Dodges are famous for this. If the light stays on for more than 10 seconds and all gages are working t could be a faulty sending unit or you may have to get the computer software reloaded at a dealer