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No oil pressure

Oil pressure gage has gone up and down a few times while driving causing the truck to sputter. Then I hit a pot hole and the pressure went down and the truck quit. After looking around I seen a electric plug hanging in the front of the eng. drivers side. What should I do?

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  • David Jan 28, 2013

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Check the oil. First. The plug on the front is most likely to a block heater for vary could nights it keeps the coolant from freezing . Not related to oil problem You may have put a hole in oil pan!

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I have checked different parts stores online and every one shows you should have a "steering damper" on your steering linkage. This damper is basically a shock absorber mounted sideways and attached to your linkage.
See if you have one on your linkage( get down in front of the truck & look up at the linkages). You should replace this if it looks old or worn. It's a simple replacement and costs from $35 - $60 average.
If it doesn't do the trick, replacing this damper is part of the "process of elimination" so don't "cry foul".
My guess is this is part of the problem....Good luck !

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Hello, please let me give you some info that will be useful to you. The engine that you speak of is notorious for developing sludge and carbon buildup. These particles are gathered up at the pickup tube screen. This is why te pressure changes, the screen gets clogged, and, when the engine is turned off, the particle fall to the bottom of the pan.

What I would do: Raise the vehicle, and make sure that the vehicle is secure. Be real careful. Next, drain the oil. Then, remove the oil pan. Inspect the pan for debris, and the pickup screen for clogs, or blockages.

I recently had one of these vehicles in for service, and I cleaned the pan 3 times, and the issue reappeared each time... then, the owner got fed up with the debris issue, and traded it in.

Thanks for visiting FixYa!

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