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Oil gauge goes to 0 at idle why?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: oil gauge jump between 0 and 40
you either have a faulty gauge or your oil pump is going bad or you have a clog int the oil system somewhere , how many miles on the truck..,, try flushing the oil system your main bearings could be gettin weak also but start with the easy things first,.,.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
No it's not normal. If you haven't done so lately, change the oil and filter, if that doesn't cure the problem, either the oil sending unit is bad, or the oil pump is on it's way out.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
You could try thicker oil or stop using synthetic or add some lucas oil treatment or change the oil. The sender could be bad too. A diag is in order because if there is no presure the engine will soon die.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
SOURCE: oil pressure gauge at 0
It is a possibility but I would check for sure. The oil gauge on that unit is electric not mechanical, you need to remove the sender or find a oil hole port on the side of the block and test the oil pressure to be sure it has oil pressure, if it is then it could be the sender or the wires going to the computer control. 2005 may be under warranty, however do not drive it till you know for sure. I don't remember if they still had the kill switch on that year or not, if the switch was reading zero the engine would not start so it could be something simple like a corded wire or as you said the sending unit. Hope this helps and if you need more help write back or do a chat or e-mail to get more help. You can look up the part at www.advanceauto.com and see what it looks like and get the price list for the thing and look to see if it has one two or three wires before you ever open the hood. if it's a three wire it has a kill switch if it's two it's not. if it's one it gets the signal from the computer and your problem may be the computer. However I don't know if it is still under warranty or not and weather you want to fix it or not. Let me know if you need more help. If you need the procedure for removal please respond to this post. Thanks for using fix-ya. I hope this helped.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
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