2000 Dodge Durango V8 magnum. Oil pressure will drop to 0 sometimes at stop lights. Pressure jumps back up when gas pedal is pressed to go

Asked by Sep 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM about the Dodge Durango

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Only does this on occasion, 152,000 miles on vechile

3 Answers

Check your oil level. I have a 98 Dakota with the 5.2L Magnum V8 and this has happened to me a few times - these engines tend to burn oil and its likely you're a quart low.

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152K you could be getting bearing clearance increases that will cause this, or it could just be a sender malfunction, I would put a manual oil pressure gauge on it for a while, that way you can see if the oil pressure is actually dropping out indicating a more severe problem or if it is just the sender.

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Dodge had a big problem with oil pumps going out on these. My Dakota would momentarily lose oil pressure after getting off the highway. (Gauge went to zero, light came on) Dealer put 5 sending units in it before they finally would admit to problem. By the time they fixed it, they also had to replace 2 main bearings.

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