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.
Brian C.

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!
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

Have a car care question? Visit our automotive maintenance section and see if we've already answered it or a similar question.

Stay Connected with TDS

Little Luxuries

to any newsletter and get a copy
of our ebook
Little Luxuries:
130 Ways to Live Better...For Less
for FREE!

The Dollar Stretcher
Dollar Stretcher Parents
Dollar Stretcher Tips
The Computer Lady

Your Email:

View the TDS Privacy Policy.

Get Out of Debt