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I have a 2000 Dodge Durango that runs good but awhile back the oil pressure started acting up. I checked the oil and it was fine, but every now and then it still would go low and my check gauge light would come on. About a month after it started I drove a mile from home and the oil pressure went to the red and the check gauges came on, it bounced back up after a second of being in low like usual. but after another couple feet the steering wheel went stiff, went back into the low, and the car shut off. Didn't make any knocking noise or any type of noise just went stiff. The car still will not start after letting it sit a day. What can i do to try having it start?

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Sounds like oil pump went and locked up the engine

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Had the truck the truck to the shop and they said it was the sensor. I had it replaced and it hasn't screwed up since. If you search out this problem on the net, this is a problem with engine and its oil pressure sensor. Apparently, Chrysler is aware of the problem.

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The code that tells why it died is the P0068 the throttle position sender. It can be bad but they usally last a long time. Other sensers can have troble and pull down the 5 volt reference signal and it'll make it appear that the senser is bad. You can pump the gas very quickly many times and make even a good car set this code. The computer sees a smooth signal from the senser it'll set things back to normal and it'll run just fine. The senser can be teated with an OHM meter center pin of the serser to one or the other outside termial. with the meter making a good conection. the senser should make a smottth change up and down and return to the same value as you started and never go off scale, the other terminal should do the same thing but only in the opasit direction. If it doesn't its bad but a new one stick in on fire it up and run down to the store and have them erease codes telling them you replaced the bad part and need to reset. Even then they sometimes won't do it as some stores have run into troblem with the wrong customer and they don't reset codes anymore. Then you'll have to go to a shop the has a code reader or a scanner to reset the light and or buy your own but about $80 is the cheapest you'll see for a reader that will reset (erease cdes) on OBDII vehicals. good luck

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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.

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