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Oil pressure gauge erratic - 1999 Dodge Ram

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  • Dominick Salute Jan 25, 2012

    Sounds like a good solution. I will get back with you an this. Thanks!

  • Dominick Salute Apr 08, 2012

    The problem was the oil pressure reading plug on the engine block.
    This fixed it.

  • Dominick Salute Apr 08, 2012

    The problem was the oil pressure reading plug on the engine block.
    This fixed it.

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I had the same problem a while ago, I fixed it by replacing the oil pump. You will need to purchase the pump, oil pan gasket, and of course oil. That should do it.

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