help with Oil pressure gauge drops to zero

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by c65491, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. c65491

    c65491 Viper Owner

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    so ive done my research before i post here.

    my problem happened a month ago, basically the Oil pressure gauge falls to 0 and come back up again .it does that more than once, and keep doing while driving normally

    it happens after WOT sometimes and sometimes when the car warms up and just idling ,

    the car pulls as hard as ever, no strange noises in the engine

    2008 coupe 20k miles

    thanks in advance
     
  2. swexlin

    swexlin Viper Owner

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    Bad sender, most likely. My 97 Ram (also a V10 by the way!) had this same symptom, and that's what it was. However, just to be safe, DO NOT drive it - get it towed to the dealer, and have them check it. Better safe than sorry.
     
  3. bluesrt

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    :dj::dj::drive:
     
  4. c65491

    c65491 Viper Owner

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    what do you mean a bad sender , could you explain that more. thank you very much for your response
     
  5. bluesrt

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    sender is what detects the oil pressure and transends it to your guage,they go bad alot with all cars,very cheap fix usually. good thing is if you have no top end tapp noise or any other noises,its just that- i bet 20 bucks it is. especially if its bouncing around like that,usually oil pumps fail and stay failed, dont come and go(usually)
     
  6. c65491

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  7. bluesrt

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    yep................
     
  8. Silver04

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    Happened on my Vette years ago and it scared the crud outta me...they replaced the sender and oil pump, I do believe, under warranty. Good luck!
     
  9. fireball

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    Did changing the pressure sending unit solve your problem?
     

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