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#11 of 32 1996 Ram 1500 Oil Pressure problems
Apr 09, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I am the second owner of a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. It has 5.9L 360 Eng., with 105,000 miles and is well maintained and in very good condition.
My oil pressure gauge reads properly when truck is not in motion or when I maintain a constant speed. But as soon as I accelerate it drops to zero but does not cause a problem with performance. Since there was no problem in performance I ignored it for a month due to cash flow issues. Now the oil light comes on only after it is warm and when I stop and I can feel very slight hesitation while idling and decelerating. Can someone please help me?
#12 of 32 Re: 1996 Ram 1500 Oil Pressure problems [johnny002]
Apr 09, 2007 (3:59 pm)
If the oil level is correct and the correct viscosity oil is being used, a drop in oil pressure as the engine RPM increases is usually a sign of a clogged or partially obstructed oil pump inlet screen.
I would recommend that you immediately stop driving the vehicle, remove the oil pan and inspect the pump inlet.
Under these conditions I wouldn't be surprised if you've got some scored main and connecting rod bearings from being run with inadequate oil supply. With the pan off I would remove the front and third main bearing caps and inspect the bearings halves. Any signs of galling, heavy scratches, or over heating and I would anticipate a complete bearing change. This can be done without removing the engine by an experienced technician. I'd plan on replacing the oil pump as well.
Sep 20, 2007 (12:54 pm)
i have a 1990 250 with 5.9 6 turbo disel i picked it up for a second haind truck. i have seen that a idle the oil guage showes low presure not light but less that in th center of the guage. at 60 70 mph seemes in center , should i be conserned what might it be?
Sep 20, 2007 (12:55 pm)
sorry i could use a spell check next time. thanks
#15 of 32 Dodge Ram Oil Questions
Oct 23, 2007 (6:08 pm)
I just bought a Dodge Ram 1996 V8 2500 The engine runs smooth, no valves knocking or any hesitation in the sound or performance. Now, when I crank the engine, it starts immediately, the oil pressure gage goes to the middle and after about one second it goes to the far left. The Oil light stays lit permanently. The engine will warm up to the middle of the temp gage and maintain normal operational temp. I checked the oil level and it was full. If one could ignore the gage one would not notice by the vehicle's performance.
I don't know what the problem is but my guess is if I change the oil pump, it will fix the gage issue... Anyone have experience in dealing with this problem?
Many thanks, CP.
Nov 18, 2007 (4:37 pm)
I have a 2005 ,dodge 2500 5.9 cummins 24 vaqlve diesel,with 60,000 miles on it. have put 3,600 miles on truck and used 4 quarts of oil. Sure hope this is not normal,dealer found nothing,found no oil on floor in garage. Any one have any ideas on why this would happen. Bought truck to haul 28 ft. trailer have not done that yet. any help would be appreciated. thanks dpollock.
#17 of 32 Re: 1996 Ram 1500 Oil Pressure problems [dustyk]
Jan 04, 2008 (9:45 am)
I have the same truck only its a '95 with the same problem. Can this fixing process be explained more in detail?
#19 of 32 Dodge 2500 Manual Six speed
Nov 05, 2008 (6:33 pm)
I lost the clutch on a 2005 Ram 2500 at 55,000 miles. The dealer first replaced the hydraulics and no change so they said the pressure plate had collapsed. No marks of abuse, overheating, checking or excessive wear. Clutch plate is over 60%.
Replaced clutch, pressure plate and bearings now the clutch pedal seems to be one third of the effort to press in. I am attempting to force Dodge to admit a defective pressure plate but as everyone knows I am fighting a brick wall! Any help or ideas will be a major asset in my battle!
#20 of 32 dodge ram truck 2009
Jul 28, 2009 (12:47 pm)
i have a dodge ram 2009,that the oil light was coming on and staying,they told me to change the oil,so i did.this did not help.the oil light stays on.now my motor is baked.was some thing going on when the light was staying on.there was only 10500km. on the motor.hope you can help me .catandmouse :