Oil pressure on 2001 Dodge ram 1500 5.2

Asked by Apr 18, 2017 at 07:35 PM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 01 Dodge ram 1500 5.2 has an check gauge
light. One minute the oil pressure is fine the drops
to zero and the light comes on. Then itthe oil
pressure will return to normal and the light goes
off. There is oil In The truck. And it happens
randomly. Has been going on for about a day and a
half now. Any ideas?

2 Answers

73,035

It is always nice for peace of mind to have the oil pressure checked with a mechanical gauge to verify the oil pressure. Otherwise try replacing the oil pressure sending unit, they do go bad.

26,525

yes..and the plug / wires.. is the oil filter fresh also? if you want to make a mess and find out remove the sending unit put a rag close to it and start the engine for a second..you will soon know if you have pressure or not...better yet just replace the sending unit $15- 20 $

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,390
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,160
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,550
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,218 Great Deals out of 180,841 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,123 Great Deals out of 183,386 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Ram 2500
154 Great Deals out of 5,098 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
781 Great Deals out of 67,901 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tundra
418 Great Deals out of 33,614 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
562 Great Deals out of 41,765 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
329 Great Deals out of 43,284 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Dakota
129 Great Deals out of 3,697 listings starting at $1,650
Used Dodge Ram 3500
95 Great Deals out of 2,191 listings starting at $4,993
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
620 Great Deals out of 36,026 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,395 listings starting at $6,799
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 999 listings starting at $3,700
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 1,506 listings starting at $3,000
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,362 listings starting at $3,650
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,259 listings starting at $2,795

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.