1987 dodge caravan oil gage

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Old 05-07-04, 08:44 PM
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Unhappy 1987 dodge caravan oil gage

a while back i posted a problem with the oil gage , i have changed the oil to insure not contaminated . changed the oil filter, and the sending unit. now heres the problem i notice that when i am driving the oil presured drops when i step on the gas if i coast in gear it goes hi, the oil is full .so i dont get it. any ideas . oh and its not making noise like its not getting oil
 
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Old 05-09-04, 05:07 AM
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If you have verified the oil pressure readings with a mechanical hand held guage I would remove the oil pan and check the pickup screen for a restriction.Clumps of sludge in the screen or the pan.
 
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Old 05-12-04, 07:22 PM
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what drives the oil pump
 
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Old 05-13-04, 12:26 PM
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Maybe its the gauge itself thats bad..

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Old 05-13-04, 02:53 PM
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If you have a 3.0 I think the pump is driven by the crankshaft.If the pressure goes down at higher rpm it would stand to reason the pump is being starved by a clogged pickup screen.
 
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Old 05-14-04, 11:24 PM
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davo is correct on the 3.0L V6


4cyl.....the distributor is turned by the oil pump, so if the engine runs, it's a safe assumption the oil pump is working.


clogged screen, worn bearings, worn pump....all possibilities. a direct reading gauge is the next step.




(of course you could have one bad cell in the battery, making the alternator work harder, making the computer work harder, making the belt work harder, making the muffler work harder, making my cordless drill work harder, making the high tide work harder, making the gauge act like it is)

jim millett, ignore what's in the parentheses above please.
 
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Originally Posted by mike from nj
(of course you could have one bad cell in the battery, making the alternator work harder, making the computer work harder, making the belt work harder, making the muffler work harder, making my cordless drill work harder, making the high tide work harder, making the gauge act like it is)

jim millett, ignore what's in the parentheses above please.
Man, I can't understand why you left out the reflux capacitor and it's associated fluid level! Tsk, tsk, tsk.......

Please ignore this one too, Mr. Millett
 
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Old 05-18-04, 03:30 PM
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ok to delete this now tks for the help
 
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