oil pressure drop

10

Asked by Oct 05, 2014 at 01:54 PM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had the oil pump and sending unit replaced but after warming up the pressure drops to 0
then after a few more minutes the lifters and rockers start rattling I'm thinking cam
bearings any other ideas,also had the strainer flushed also it has 275,000 miles

4 Answers

645

Cam bearings could be the problem. Was the oil pan full of oil goo? Are your oil ports in your heads clear so the oil gets back down to oil pan and pump. Most of the high mileage motors can get gumed up even if you changed the oil regularly. If a cam bearing spun just a hair it could cause oil pressure problem.I wouldn't invest to much trying to fix that tired motor. I would guess by the SB on your post that your dakota has a 318 cubic inch motor in it. The 318 is one of dodges most reliable motors and has been used 40+ yrs. It might be more cost effective to replace motor with a lower mileage 318 with a warranty. You should be able to get one anywhere from $600-$1200. All depends the mileage and condition. Btw if it did spin a cam bearing you are probably going to need a motor.

10

the heads were clean,just flushed the strainer never dropped the pan.It's a 4.7

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
645

The oil pump and strainer/oil pick up tube are in the oil pan. Who or where replaced oil pump & strainer? If you don't mind me asking. I love a challenge.

10

when he was changing the pump he drained the pan then poured gas through the top no backup then blew air through to make sure it was clear.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 4,313 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
banana
Reputation 960
#2 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 930
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
527 Great Deals out of 12,900 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford F-150
3,334 Great Deals out of 203,186 listings starting at $1,273
Used Toyota Tacoma
777 Great Deals out of 33,025 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Ranger
218 Great Deals out of 6,922 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,620 Great Deals out of 148,181 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Frontier
428 Great Deals out of 21,773 listings starting at $2,200
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,138 Great Deals out of 57,461 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet S-10
9 Great Deals out of 1,613 listings starting at $2,450
Used Dodge Durango
452 Great Deals out of 22,893 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Tundra
643 Great Deals out of 28,031 listings starting at $1,599
Used Dodge Ram 2500
182 Great Deals out of 5,606 listings starting at $2,395

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 116 listings starting at $5,999
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 116 listings starting at $7,900
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 309 listings starting at $2,980
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 358 listings starting at $3,994
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 674 listings starting at $1,500