Question about 1995 Dodge Dakota
I was told that I would lose the oil gauge on the dash by disconnecting the oil switch sensor wires but would eliminate the MAJOR loss of oil that is occurring while driving. I know its not recommended or advised but I know what's wrong and how to fix but would unplugging work? As long as the plug that is threaded into the block doesn't leak, I should be ok for now, checking the oil everyday of coarse. Ideas and open minded thoughts only please!
Yes, do it. But how can unplugging the wire connector stop oil loss, I don't understand. If only the gauge is affected, it's no big deal.
Some models used the oil pressure switch to keep the fuel pump running after starting the engine. Apparently, yours does not.
Posted on Nov 21, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Losing Oil Pressure in Dodge Ram
I have a 1999 dodge ram with a 5.9liter. Come to a stop and bam no pressure. Replaced sending unit twice. First after market, then mopar. Problem is still there. Replaced pump. Problem was still there. So I talked to tons of dodge mechanics, and this is the real problem. Who ever said that these engines are none for sludge is just reall really stupid. BOTTOM LINE ON THAT FACT. Sludge comes from neglect...
Dodges oil pump makes 8-10 Psi at idle. Always mechanically test that no MATTER what. But the sending unit needs 12-14 psi to read it. So what happens is the engine warms up, and the oil thins. Then you come to a stop, and rpms are low, and your not producing enough psi for the sending unit to read it. So your truck is fine. But if the chime is getting to you. Install a high volume pump. I returned the stock one, and got the high volume pump. I will bet if you change your oil every 3,000 miles you will not see sludge at all. If your dodge has high miles replace valve cover gaskets, becauce the high volume pump may cause the gaskets to leak. Whoever said ther none for sludge just has no love for a dodge, or is a moron mechanic that is stuck in his ways. High volume pump is the fix $85.00 plus pan gasket. If you have a 4x4 you can do it yourself. Drop the starter. Remove torque converter cover. With a 13mm socket with a variety of extentions, and removing a dozen bolts. Do it yourselfer will complete it in 4 hours....
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
SOURCE: blower motor will not work
Do further tests at the relay to ascertain whether the fault lies before or after the relay.
Check power availability at the supply side of the relay contacts - should have 12v from a supply fuse on one side of the normally open contact (note -this supply may only be available when Ign or Acc sw is on).
If power supply is ok at the relay contact, check control input to relay operate coil.
If a ground (or 12v) operates the relay, operate the relay with a local ground (or 12v) and check blower motor runs.
If all above OK, check control signal from fan switch is arriving at the relay control coil.- if not trace wiring back to the switch.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
You may have a defective oil sender or oil pump or the wire is loose. Why did you replace the sender and pump. If this was going on before this you couple have an engine issue. Take it in before it destroys the engine. Chrysler/Dodge has has lots of issues with oiling problems.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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