DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > Dodge Ram Special Edition Models > Dodge Ram Vans


Dodge Ram Vans For discussion of Dodge Ram Vans. Please use our existing technical areas for driveline discussion, etc.

Latest Vendor News
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Thread Tools
Old 06-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Julie5118 Julie5118 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
Join Date: Jun 2014
Age: 63
Posts: 1
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge 1500 Van
Trim Level: Phila,Pa
Color: Red
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Julie5118 is on a distinguished road
Default Oil Pressure guage wacky

HI I am new here and I need a answer to a problem. I bought a 1998 Dodge 1500 Van 318 had the oil changed last week and I noticed that the oil pressure gauge drops down to no pressure after the van has been running but it goes back up to normal when I am driving and goes back down when I stop the check gauge light then comes on. I have oil in the engine and I just had the oil pressure switch replaced I am at my wits end can someone give me a solution. Its starts doing this after the engine warms up. Julie
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 06-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Saltillo Express's Avatar
Saltillo Express Saltillo Express is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Florida
Age: 48
Posts: 178
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dakota RT 178K miles
Trim Level: Express
Color: Black
Rep Power: 0
Saltillo Express is on a distinguished road

Hi Julie. That could be the oil pump in the engine and could be a bad situation if it goes out. Can you take it back to whoever put the sending unit in it and have them triple check that they clicked it into the harness? I would check it for codes too. Any auto parts store can do that for free. If the oil pump was to go out - it will start making noise and then generally can ruin an otherwise good engine. Sometimes it can be the pick up screen on the pump too. They will get clogged with crud and not let it pick up oil.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:07 PM.

= Copyright a Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.