Question about 1999 Dodge Ram
The squeaking could be the serpentine belt.Check it for tightness,check the tensioner,check the belt for cracking,fraying,anything that does not make the belt appear solid could be causing it depending how bad.The squeaking could also be the engine.If the oil pressure is dropping to zero,it is probably the oil pump and you should not even be driving it because the squeaking would be metal on metal,the piston rings against the chamber wall.I hope it hasn't been doing it long or you may have ruined the engine.If you do end up needing engine major repairs,either find a used one with as low mileage as you can find or maybe get new.I have not had much success with rebuilt engines but the decision is ultimately yours.It should be an oil pressure guage and not a level right?Normal pressure is about 60 psi.If you call acouple shops,they will give a free opinion and estimate because it is good for business.If one place does not,call another one.Knocking is probably caused by the tappets or lifters,but also is affected by low oil.
Good luck! Greg
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Posted on Aug 26, 2010
How long has this issue been going on? By what your describing, it seems there is an internal engine component that has spun a bearing due to low or no oil lubrication.
If this is the case, the engine is in need of some serious repair.
Are you sure it is the engine (internally). The reason I ask is because replacing the cat and muffler is an unusual approach to this issue from a diagnostic stand point.
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
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