Up until yesterday the oil gauge in my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 would go to 0 - the check gauges lite would come on and pressure would be restored just as quickly as it had been lost. Yesterday, the truck won't start at all - all gauges seem to be OK except the oil gauge - nothing happens when I turn the key. Could this be the oil pump?

Asked by Aug 07, 2013 at 02:20 PM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Up until yesterday the oil gauge in my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 would occasionally go to 0
- the check gauges lite would come on and pressure would be restored just as quickly as
it had been lost.  Yesterday, the truck won't start at all - all gauges seem to be OK except
the oil gauge - nothing happens when I turn the key.  Could this be the oil pump?

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1,525

well yes and it could also be that you need to add oil. In other words this all can happen when you need to add oil. though it could be that the sending unit is going bad.

3,855

usually the sending unit goes 0 to maxed out when it goes out. more than likely the problem is your oil pump.

1,525

not necessarily, becuase my truck would do just what he was describing when it was low on oil

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1,450

check your oil sending unit.

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