Check the boost under load - it should peak near 20 psi. I have had Dakotas before but not a 4. So I have to start it a second time before it reads. It is a cheap part and easy to replace. Last night the problem resurfaced.
This half inch rise prevents heavy solids from being drained during routine oil changes. . If I never changed out the clutch fan and went ahead and changed the water pump, of course it would have eventually overheated. I have replaced the oil sending unit and had a bad solenoid replaced on the transmission. No knocking or pinging sounds though.
First, check your oil levels, and if it's full, it's probably has nothing to do with that. I had my truck on some trails, coming into the city after being out all day. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road where it was towed to the dealership. I also saw a couple Hemi's and 4. While driving approximately 60 mph, the oil pressure gauge suddenly reduced to zero on the instrument panel.
Jump on to discuss axles, suspensions, engines, mudders, 4x4s and more. Turned off the engine immediately. He also showed me the oil pump and th hole for picking up oil is way to small for this size engine. He recommended I call the Dodge house. Do you ever hear a ticking or knocking when it reads 0 oil pressure? This seemed to fix the problem until I was on my way back and it started again.
Does anyone know what causes this? As my wife left the house the check guages light came on and the oil pressure went to zero. Screen is covered by a cap that prevents all of the solids from dropping back into the pan. He changed the unit and did an oil change and everything seemed fine. If we have another cold morning I will check it to see if that was the culprit. He said we have to replace engine and showed me the problem.
First time it will really get your attention!! Q: My oil pressure has always been 35psi at idle when warm. Cleaned them out, got little better. Im not cheap when it comes to using the right oils. My 1988 4runner was doing the same, once engine warmed up, the pressure would read 0. No oil leaks on mine but there is some rust on the threads and the block. What do you do to resolve this car problem? It seems to do it more often when it is cold outside. At this point I deemed that it must be some kind of sensor problem and kept on going because there was no check engine light and the truck made no notion of having a problem pinging,ticking,etc.
Uncle and Aunt show them receipts of every time they had the oil changed. Thread in until there are only 2-3 threads left just see how far in the old one was, that's what I did. In my case the pressure switch is cheap so i did trial and error. Normaly the ones that used a backing plate were the ones that were worn out. Remove the sending unit on the engine and check the oil press with a test gauge, if the oil pressure is good on the test gauge replace the oil press sending unit on the engine.
Any help is greatly appreciated. The entire assembly pops right out. The new sensor should have had some thread sealant already applied but make sure. It is difficult to reach, so enlist help from someone with small arms. So I started it up, at idle pressure was 30-40 psi. My worse nightmare is to find out that the oil wasn't circulating through the engine until it gave up. I personally like to see at least 20 psi at idle.