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Rescently replaced my 99 ram 360 motor with used one due to oil pump failure. my question is the engine starts fine and runs. no noices the check gauges light comes on and oil pressure is not showing anything at all. sounds stupid put is it possible my sending unit for te oil is bad it was replaced with a new one?

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U have to replace the oil gauges, and the oil pressure sensor

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