Oil pressure

Asked by Jun 03, 2017 at 12:10 AM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Oil pressure was dropping to zero then
back up when stopped.  Changed
sending unit still happening.   Changed
oil, filter, and pump.  Now have no oil

4 Answers


Sounds like a plugged oil pickup screen. Sludge will stop it up and cause oil pressure to drop when driving but come back up at idle.

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Only problem is I had oil pressure till I changed everything out and now I have none!

Just need to know what to look at. Clogged screen is not an issue. We cleaned that.


if an elect.sending unit..take it out and try a mech.line and gauge or turn it over with the ign.disconected..might make a mess but is itshooting out oil? also you can pull a valve cover and see if its getting oil up top ???

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