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Ok I have a 95 ram1500 with the 5.9 360. I was just recently driving and lost oil pressure and pulled over. At idle oil pressure is normal but when you give it gas it drops to 0 then let off and back to normal. My question is what can this be

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Have you checked the oil level, could just need more oil.

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Don't delay on this. Take the vehicle in and have the oil pressure sensor checked. It could be just the sensor or it could be something more serious. A drop in oil pressure could lead to catastrophic engine failure.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Oil pressure dropping to 0 after running for a few minutes

Locate your oil pressure sending sensor... generally near the oil filter intake but not always... give it a spray of WD40 to repel any water on it. next have the oil pressure tested just to be certain. the relay for the sending unit may need to be replaced as well... it's located likely in the fuse box in the engine compartment near the battery.

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Check or replace the oil pressure sending unit.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Come to stop 99 Ram oil pressure drops to 0 check gauges light.

Change the oil! The 318Cu in V8 (5.2 liter) engine has a problem with sludge build up on the oil pump pickup tube screen. This engine requires oil changes at or before 3500 miles with a high detergent oil.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: oil pressure drops and check engine ligth comes.

I assume there are no oil leaks on the motor that could be contributing to loss of oil pressure.

I would have the engine oil pressure checked by a mechanic with an independent oil pressure gauge to see what might be going on. I would want to do this on a cold engine and also after the motor has been operating for a while and the oil is quite hot.
( I would also immediately be replacing the oil filter in case there is some blockage problem there. I very much doubt it but I would be doing that anyway just to be sure as it is simple and cheap to do. You say the oil level in the motor is correct and that it has been recently changed).

If there was a problem with the oil pressure sender unit I suspect you would have more frequent symptoms than you have indicated.

If the oil pump was faulty I believe you should also be getting more frequent symptoms.

It could be that the oil pressure relief valve is intermittently temporarily sticking in the open position and the pressure then being generated by the oil pump is insufficient to reach the minimum level. The warning light then illuminates.

Sean

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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