Question about Dodge Durango
I drove my 2000 Dodge Durango a mile then the oil pressure gauge went to the red and the check gauges light came on about 2 seconds later the steering wheel went tight and the durango shut off and now won't turn on. There was absolutely no noise or anything when it locked up.
Check to make sure your oil DOES NOT look like chocolate paste, if so your engine is toast. Coolant may have leaked into the oil from a bad head gasket, the increase in viscosity shot your oil pressure up right before it spun a bearing.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if there is no knocking noise then replace the oil sending switch this should fix your problem let me know
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
The brakes, if they shimmy with the pedal down, and it gets less if you let off of the pedal, is due to warped brake rotors.
As far as the oil pressure, it would be a good idea to have a gauge installed just to see if yours is reading correctly. A heavier oil may also give a little more pressure at an idle. (From 5w30 to a 10w30, or even a 15w40 if it's real hot)
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
SOURCE: 2007 Ford expedition won't start
ur oil pump may be failin-there r sensors everywhere on new cars-keepin u from starting as safety measure-computer systems r complex n things dont always show on 1 scan-they kinda hav the mindset of a pc
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you. I have spoken with 2 other mechanics who said the same thing regarding the oil pump. It's being looked at. So I'll post more once I know"
One of 3 things can cause this behavior of the oil pressure light going on and off: (1) oil level might be a little low... double check and make sure your oil is porperly topped off; (2) sensor is defective... which might require replacement; (3) oil pump problem... this can be an obstruction of some kind of the oil pump. If there is a strainer, which is typical, there might be sludge or something else obstructing the entry to the oil pump, thus, resulting in lower pressure output. It is rare, not impossible, for the oil pump itself to be defective... but again, very rare. If the issue is at the oil pump, it willmost commonly be an obstruction. Try having the engine flushed professionally. There are auto service centers with this capability. It is probably the most affordable first step to take. If after a flush the problem persists, then have the sensor checked.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
While engine is running, open the cover where you add oil to engine and see if you see a good flow of oil, if good flow, could be as easy as replacing oil sending sensor. got to realize that if poor maintenance history your engine may not be building enough pressure at iddle to move your hydraulic operated valves, only when you rev it up it will pump enough to run smooth. if running engine too long, you may cause more damage to other engine components such as crankshaft and cam shaft bearings. if you can spare a few bucks, have a good mechanic check your oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. another cheap option is to replace oil pump. last resort if you love your truck as much as we do,replace engine or rebuild it. At 205,000 this is a normal symptom, other than timing chain problems, most engines don't make it that far. hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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