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oil pressure supposed to be at on a 96 dodge ram 1500 5.2L

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what is the oil pressure supposed to be at on a 96 dodge ram 1500 5.2L
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 years ago.

At Idle 6 psi
At 3000 RPM 30-80 psi
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
my gauge will read about 40 when cold and the same when accelerating then drops to the line below 40 which looks like it would be 20?
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 years ago.
So are you syaing it is out of specs?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i dont know what the gauge means cause it doesnt say anything under 40 so i dont know how to test it... what are symptoms of low oil pressure in these trucks
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 years ago.
If the oil pressure was low, then the oil light would be on and the engine would be making noise.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
oh ok
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 years ago.
Does that help?

Did you have any further questions?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I just dont know what would cause that low of ooil pressure though
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 years ago.
Well, if your oil pressure gauge is just off, you might be getting faulty readings. I would try another oil pressure gauge to see if you are getting a correct reading. If the oil pressure is in fact low, then you might just have a bad oil pump or a plugged up oil pump pick up screen.
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