Blicking Oil Pressure Light
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I recently was given a 1990 Dodge Power Ram 50 3.0 liter V-6 Engine. It was imported for Dodge by Mitsubishi. This is not the original motor in my truck. The other one blew up and was replaced with this one. Now sometimes the oil light will come on. But when I give it the gas it goes off. I have changed the oil sensor, oil, thermostat, antifreeze, and the oil filter.
Can you please help? It is driving me crazy.
This could be a big problem or it could be nothing. I would suggest putting in an actual mechanical oil pressure gauge and see exactly what is going on. If indeed you have low pressure, then the oil pump will need to be changed. Sometimes those silly lights go bonkers and just don't operate correctly. But a mechanical gauge will never lie!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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