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2007 Aspen 5.7 Hemi motor: Intermittent oil pressure loss.

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2007 Aspen 5.7 Hemi motor: Intermittent oil pressure loss. Engine equipped with MDS. Car drives fine, slowly loses oil pressure to zero (installed gage to verify) ... turn off engine, immediately restart, oil pressure normal. My thoughts are a vacuum developing somewhere and restricting oil...after restart, pressure relieved and on start up, normal pressure. Doesn´t happen with any regularity...MDS ? Any help appreciated. Respectfully, ***** ***@******.***
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Customer: No, would employ either local Chrysler dealer or trusted mechanic.
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Customer: In trying to solve problem, have replaced : oil pump / battery (did not do MDS reset which I just discovered) & rear main bearings.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!The low oil pressure may be a restricted pump pickup, bearing and/or cam/crank wear, or it may be a drainback issue. Usually if pressure is lost and then regained after shutting the engine off and starting it again it is because it allows a little bit of time for more oil to drain back to the pan.Was the pump pickup replaced with the pump was?What is actual pressure on a cold start and hot idle in gear?How long have you had the vehicle?