Last post on Aug 14, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#3 of 5 Oil Pressure Gauge
Mar 28, 2009 (9:28 pm)
I have a 01 Dakota 4cyl. with about 135k i sent it to the mechanic with oil gauge problems and a rattle in the top of engine. he changed the oil pump and the rattle is gone how ever when i picked it up the gauges looked fine.. stayed in the middle of operating range until i get about a mile down the road and it starts to drop to just over 1/4 while driving when i stop it falls to the lower line of the operating range and goes up when i start driving. so when i get home about 5 miles i let the engine run while i am checking for any leaks for just a couple of minutes and when i go to turn the truck off i noticed that my oil pressure has completely dropped and my like is on.
#4 of 5 Oil Pressure guage
Jun 08, 2010 (7:35 am)
I have a '91 Dakota with about 125K. I bought it used and oil was changed by dealer. I've noticed the oil pressure gauage rarely shows movement, no matter what the weather or how long its been driven. What is the best way to start handling this issue so guage works? I also have an oil leak but cannot determine its origin at this point, but it is not coming from newly changed valve gaskets.
#5 of 5 oil pressure zero
Aug 14, 2010 (7:48 am)
have a 2001 dakota, oil pressure goes from zero up to min. mark on guage. engine knocks real bad when pressure down to zero, is pump the problem? already drained oil half way and added kerosene and ran it 10 minutes to try to clean out sludge, then emptied oil and changed filter and added fresh oil, but still same problem. any help?