Oil light and gage

Asked by Jun 19, 2016 at 06:27 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I stop or slow down my oil gage goes all the way
down and oil light comes on, when I accelerate again the
pressure goes back up and light goes off, anyone have a

1 Answer


Worn oil pump and or lots of miles on the engine. Check using a diagnostic oil pressure gauge to make sure its NOT the sending unit... Reduced oil pressure when idling. Triggers the oil sender to turn the oil light ON and the gauge confirms it. The hotter it is the lower the pressure becomes at idle. keep the level up until you can have this (possibly) repaired. Might be engine replacement time. Regards

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