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I have a 1097 ram with a 318 and the oil light comes on and

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I have a 1097 ram with a 318 and the oil light comes on and oil psi drops, can this be the oil cooler radiator? It was vary plugged up before I blow it out with air, plugged with a ioly like stuff.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  b5demon replied 4 months ago.

Hi Welcome to Just Answer! No the oil cooler in the radiator is for the transmission fluid not the engine oil.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK it ideals vary low when it is worm. that may be the resin the oil psi drops and oil light comes on? it stalls when I come to a stop as well.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the RPM is like 300 -400 under 1000
Expert:  b5demon replied 4 months ago.

ok idle rpms should be around 600-700 so you are ok there it sounds like you may have an issue with the oil pump. How many miles are on your truck?

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