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On my 99 dodge durango the check engine light comes on and the oil pressor falls and the engine makes knocking noise what do i do to fix the problem

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  • First check the oil level and make sure it is full.
  • Sounds like your Oil Sending Sensor is Failing. What happens when it fails is the oil pressure drops and the light goes on. You can test it by pulling the sensor and putting a gauge on it. If you have 6 PSI or better in park and 55+psi in gear then it is good. When the pressure drops so to does the circulation. Drive it to long like that and you risk seizing your engine. Replace that sensor immediately if the pressure is not as it should be.
  • This can also be a weak oil pump.
  • I recommend checking in the order I listed. It is more than likely one of them.
Good luck to you, Regards, Tony

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