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Can the Dodge dealer check the oil pump pressure? Engine is pecking at idle and is using oil, not smoking. Oil light is not coming on. Any ideas?

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Check the oil level, this sounds like an overfill or the wrong weight oil used. It could even be a clogged oil filter, it could even be double staked oil filter "O" rings, one old oil gasket stuck to the engine, then the new filter installed over it.

If you just had the engine oil changed take it back and have them check it, if you did it yourself check it again.

I'm not sure about "pecking" ? taping?

Make sure you have oil, the right oil and not overfilled oil.

Other then that it could be an engine issue that would be hard to check over the net.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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