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How do i check oil pressure on 2005 dodge magnum

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Remove the oil sending unit and install a oil pressure gauge.You did not specify the motor so you can find it by the oil filter.remove the oil sending unit and install the gauge.Let the motor get to operating temperature and check pressure.Should be @ idle over 5 psi.5 is minimum.@ 3000 rpm should be 45-105.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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