1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Q&A

1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: Oil pressure gauge variation

When I start the truck up the oil pressure gauge reads normal. When I accelorate the oil pressure gauge drops to almost nothing. If I let off teh gas the pressure returns some. Is this a sensor issue or an oil pump issue? -
Answer 1
I've seen this before in high mileage trucks of varying makes. In most cases the oil pickup screen (attached to the oil pump)is/was clogged, allowing just enough oil through at low RPM's, and very little at higher RPM's. The oil pan will have to be pulled to verify the problem either way. -
Comment 1
Thanks!! I had not thought of that as a possibility. -