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?

1 Answer

90,545

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Jeep Cherokee Questions

Jeep Cherokee Experts

#1 swtcat13
swtcat13
Reputation 1,330
#2 Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Reputation 1,290
#3 Luis660399
Luis660399
Reputation 1,120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
999 Great Deals out of 73,081 listings starting at $950
Used Jeep Wrangler
265 Great Deals out of 18,638 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
252 Great Deals out of 20,498 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
811 Great Deals out of 74,885 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,240 Great Deals out of 209,421 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda CR-V
759 Great Deals out of 58,790 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota RAV4
585 Great Deals out of 69,403 listings starting at $2,350

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 47,513 listings starting at $14,990
2016 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 4,791 listings starting at $14,287
2015 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
106 Great Deals out of 3,077 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
179 Great Deals out of 4,592 listings starting at $10,900
2001 Jeep Cherokee For Sale
165 listings starting at $2,950