Oil gauge goes to all the way down to zero when I stop at light when I excelerate it goes back up to about 40? What can this be?

Asked by May 14, 2015 at 07:37 PM about the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Oil gauge goes all the way down to zero when I stop and when I excelerate it goes back
up to about 40, What could be wrong?

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Get the actual oil pressure checked with an analog gauge, if it shows low oil pressure you either have a weak oil pump or excessive bearing clearances in the engine. If the pressures are normal then then. It is a good possibility that the sender is sending incorrect signal to the gauge.

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