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2013 Ram 1500 V6 4X4 Big Horn - Copperhead Orange
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CEL - P0520 - Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Circuit Malfunction

I believe there is a Technical Service Bulletin on this switch malfunction for many more than just the Ram 1500 or the PentaStar V6.

Checked the oil and it's up to the top and not leaking. I took it to the dealer today. $140 to diagnose. No indication what so ever as to if this is a know warranty issue or if it's going to cost me. Another poster indicated that his dealer wanted $460 but I am not sure exactly what that repair was except it had to do with the P0520 code.

If you have any comment, suggestion, warning, or curiosity included it here.

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Rod
 

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The oil pressure switch on the Pentastar V6 sits under the lower intake manifold. $460 to replace one is highway robbery. Any Mopar tech worth his (or her) salt should be able to swap the switch out in less than 2 hours.

The only parts needed, besides the switch itself, are a set of upper intake manifold gaskets and a set of lower intake manifold gaskets. The gaskets are silicone and really don't - need - to be changed. However it is good practice to replace them while the work is being done..
 

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2013 was 3 years ago, you are at 56,000 miles, and its an OIL PRESSURE SWITCH; how is this not covered under the 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty? I am pretty certain that the bumper to bumper and powertrain warranties are transferrable.
 

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I'm with you Thunderhorse! It should be as it is not a maintenance part, it operates the drivetrain. I argued this point but those words fell on deaf ears. Even given the the TSB on that switch. That's just crappy and it's on Dodge.

Final total was $402. I've not ever been very good at repairs so that's the price for not having to figure out where and how to replace. Plus the pain to the bones of getting on the ground.

So much for warranty.

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2013 Ram 1500 V6 4X4 Big Horn - Copperhead Orange
56K miles
Wonderful until now:doh:

CEL - P0520 - Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Circuit Malfunction

I believe there is a Technical Service Bulletin on this switch malfunction for many more than just the Ram 1500 or the PentaStar V6.

Checked the oil and it's up to the top and not leaking. I took it to the dealer today. $140 to diagnose. No indication what so ever as to if this is a know warranty issue or if it's going to cost me. Another poster indicated that his dealer wanted $460 but I am not sure exactly what that repair was except it had to do with the P0520 code.

If you have any comment, suggestion, warning, or curiosity included it here.

Thanks,
Rod

Hello Rod,

Thank you for notifying us about your vehicle concern! Please DM me your VIN to look into this further for you.

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Alyssa, Ram Social Media Care Specialist
 

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Huntergreen,
I don't have a minimum 25 post to qualify to send a private message.
Maybe you can send me a contact point.

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I'm with you Thunderhorse! It should be as it is not a maintenance part, it operates the drivetrain. I argued this point but those words fell on deaf ears. Even given the the TSB on that switch. That's just crappy and it's on Dodge.

Final total was $402. I've not ever been very good at repairs so that's the price for not having to figure out where and how to replace. Plus the pain to the bones of getting on the ground.

So much for warranty.

Rod
That should definitely be covered under the drivetrain warranty.
 

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Hello everyone i am having the same trouble code p0520 oil pressure switch. i did erased the code using an elm327 but i am thinking about replacing the switch could anyone tell me which is the mopar part number for the switch by the way i owned a dodge ram 1500 big horn 2014

thanks in advance
 
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