I recently purchased a 2000 durango with 89000 miles when I first got it the check engine light came on. I went to Autozone and got codes P0206 and P0306. Changed oil and checked Fuel Ign 6. After wiggling the injector and adding some cleaner. All lights went off. Until wifey drives to work Monday as soon as she exits and slows down the ck gauges light comes on and the oil gauge drops to zero no more than 2-5 seconds than back about normal. No other gauges have this issue. I am thinking it could be a oil pump switch. If so I would have to drop the motor to replace. (If you could see my smile) But before I start I am wondering if anyone have any thoughts why it would do this and how to repair. I double and triple cked my fluids and all is well.2000 Dodge Durango oil gauge dips to 0 at slow downs and brief stops?
It could be a bad sending unit and no you won't have to %26quot;drop the motor%26quot; to change it.
It could also mean you have a plugged pickup screen or worn oil pump, which requires oil pan removal, or worn crankshaft or camshaft bearings which means pull the engine (as opposed to drop).2000 Dodge Durango oil gauge dips to 0 at slow downs and brief stops?
The oil pressure switch should be located around the oil filter area.
Auto zone has a special socket you can use or purchase, it maybe a 15/16 deep well socket
Un clip connection, remove sender/switch, some oil may leak out, only about a half a cup
replace switch and connection2000 Dodge Durango oil gauge dips to 0 at slow downs and brief stops?
Don't know what oil you are using but a lot of people think they should be using a thicker oil. Think of a drinking straw. Is it easier to suck(pump) honey or water. If you are using a 10W-40, I recommend a 5W-30.
But it could be your oil pump.2000 Dodge Durango oil gauge dips to 0 at slow downs and brief stops?
sounds like you have a week oil pump that may be about to go out. If the oil isn't low or to thin.2000 Dodge Durango oil gauge dips to 0 at slow downs and brief stops?
What engine is in it? A 318?
Where is the sending unit located at on your engine?
I had an old Ford 460 once that made very little oil pressure at idle, but personally, I think your sending unit is probably at fault, %26amp; (remember, %26quot;personally%26quot; is the operative word) if that sending unit is truly wedged in somewhere so tight that you are going to have to pull the engine to get at it (%26amp; I can actually see where that could be possible, nothing clean %26amp; sanitary about the new breed under the hood) I would keep driving it with my fingers crossed.
I would think that if you are truly driving with inadequate oil pressure, that engine should be rattling %26amp; giving you some kind of warning.