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2005 dodge ram 1500 4.7L stalls occasionally at idle, oil pressure goes to zero water temp gauge goes to max turn off engine and re start gauges go back to normal

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Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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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....

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it may have a static charge in the instrument cluster,try un-hooking the battery then turn the key on and even hit the brakes to try to drain the spark out of the system,hooking the 2 cables together with the battery disconnected may work as well to drain it.hook up the battery and see what happens,but make sure the key is off and nothing is on-lights,radio,wipers etc,it could send a spark to the computer.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer not working on 2002 dodge ram 1500

Removed cluster from dashboard and unplugged & turned the whole cluster clockwise very slowly and needle started moving from 150 mph back down to 0 mph when rotation was completely done. Kept cluster upright while re-installing and plugged back in the plugs on back and everything was fine. Called local Dodge dealer and told me would take 30-45 minutes to reset and would cost approximately $70 to fix. Took about 8-10 minutes of my time and saved myself $70. This may not work for everyone but this was my amazing quick fix thanks to GOD for giving me this thought to try this.

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 - gauges don't work

check the engine to body ground strap. located rear top of engine screwed to firewall Remove,clean, and resecure.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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Oil pressure drops when im at lights,but goes back up when i go,no knocking noises,n regular oil changes,what should i do


First hook up a mechanical pressure gauge to get a true reading--you may just have a bad sender. If pressure is less than 10 to 15 psi at hot dead idle, tell us how many miles on engine--what oil you are using--how often you change it. I have sometimes gone up one notch on thickness of oil on worn engines and run them many more miles.

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Most likely an oil sending unit (sensor) should be right by the oil filter take the plug off and see if there's oil coming out of the sending unit if there is that's usually a pretty good sign it's bad if not u need to put a gauge on it to see if it holds pressure (probably cheaper to just buy sending unit if u don't have a gauge to put on... I hope this helps!!!! Good luck!!!!

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Gauges work fine when engine's started, then oil gauge falls below zero and warning light comes on saying "Check gauges," so I check the oil and transmission fluid levels and these are fine but...


start by checking the ground strap to the engine, and engine to body. The oil pressure sender unit may be bad. You may have to hook up an oil pressure gauge to the oil pressure sender port to verify proper oil pressure. Senders are cheap- I would just replace it and go from there.

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2004 Doge Ram 2500 5.7 Hemi 190K mile had oil pressure gauge drop to ZERO and check gauges light come on and engine shut down.. Check oil 1 guart low, add oil. let cool. crank up, good gauges drove home 45...


If the valve lifters are quiet you most likely have oil pressure even with gauge showing "0".Sounds like the oil pressure switch going bad.I would try that first.

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I would stop driving it right away and test the oil pressure with a gauge. If at an idle when its cool you don't hit 30-40 psi....change the oil pump. The knocking is probably your main bearings. While your installing a new oil pump, put new mains in.

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