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There may be an excess of sludge blocking the oil pump strainer. This same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. I bought a salvaged 95 Dakota that had been in a flood. The seller may have ran an oil flushing product in the engine which frees oil resides in the motor. However, the product states that the oil pan and pump screen may need to be removed and cleaned in high mileage motors. At the time my motor only had @ 40K on it. I also used the flush trying to clean the motor but it got worse.
Bottom line drop oil pan and clean the pump screen.
Remember, some oils have parifin (wax) in them so use a wire brush and parts cleaner on the screen.
Your problem could also be an engine idle speed problem or electrical so tune the engine and check engine codes before dropping the pan. But do it soon because if it is the screen then it could become completely clogged at any time.
AR in NE

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