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90' Dodge Dakota Oil pressure

I am not sure whats going on, but my oil pressure was always sitting about 1/3 of the way up, then, just recently it would drop all the way down and the light will come on when I brake, reverse, or idle while the trans is in drive. Put it in park and it was fine. Then for a few days, anytime I made a right hand turn, or even went around a right curve, the oil pressure would bottom out, and the light would come on. Going left or straight made it rise. Today, it is just bottomed out, and the light is on. If I go left it may rise a little, but not even to the L mark. Someone mentioned something about a screen. I am not sure what they were talking about, but I was just going to replace the oil pump, and check the sensor. But it is a pretty strange problem. Thanks.

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Might be a stupid question, but there is oil in the engine right??? If so, first thing I'd be looking at is the pressure sensor or a ground problem the the sensor or gauge

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