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Gage showing no oil pressure at low rpm

Ok i just bought a 1997 dodge dakota sport and it always dies when i take my foot off the gas or slow down at a stop sign, then i just realized last night that the oil gage drops before the engine dies. iT DROPS to 0 and comes right back up as i start accelerating again. but once im idling or slowing down it drops again and the truck dies again. could these 2 problems be related and what are somethings that it could be?

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Old oil can do that as it gets too thin, filter blocked.
Wrong grade of oil can also cause that or worn pump/bearings.

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SOURCE: truck dies when let off gas - starts back up - but

check the egr system

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SOURCE: on a 1997 dodge dakota 4x4 3.9 oil pressure is ok on open highway but drops when i slow down or come to a stop ,does not leak or smoke and oil level is up to where it should .why such a big fluxsuatio

you may have a bad oil pressure gauge switch causing low reading

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