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Old 09-25-2010, 05:26 PM
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I have a 94 1500 with the 5.2. the oil pressure is bouncing around on the guage. It will be fine one minute then it will drop to 0 then back up.. changed oil and filter still doing it.. Im goin to try a pressure switched and thought about dropping the pan to check the filter screen on the oil pump. any other suggestions.. thanks
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I'd do the easy stuff first like the sensor/sending unit.
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I'd get a mechanical gauge and check the pressures first. If you try a switch first and it doesn't change anything, you've thrown away money and ran the engine without oil pressure yet again.
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How many miles do you have on it ? Definitely take a reading first with a mechanical gauage after you take out the stock sending unit . I'm not sure if their still putting in the nylon coated timing gears anymore but if they are and you have any significant mileage on it , it may be the screen in the pump clogged up with the nylon . Seen it many times on older engines .
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