Q: My 2015 Dodge Challenger scat pal oil pressure goes up when I'm driving to 53 psi and returns to 30 psi when I come to a stop

asked by on July 03, 2017

My malfunction light came on and checked all my gauges and noticed my oil pressure was at 53 psi and when I stopped returned to 30 psi
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Typically when you have oil pressure issues like this, it is due to one of two common causes. Either the oil pump or oil pump sensor is faulty or you have an obstruction inside the filter. Since you had a warning indicator light illuminate, it would have created and stored an error code in the ECU. The best way to diagnose this problem is to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection. This will permit them to isolate the error code and determine the source of the oil pressure problem you are experiencing.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I Have a broken bolt in my exhaust

You may want to try an easy out kit which sometimes is helpful in removing broken bolts where the only option may otherwise be having to drill it out. In some cases, heating the area up will allow the broken...

Car will not start, not throwing engine codes, just clicks when turning key in ignition and wont turn over

This issue is most likely not due to a fuel pump if you are hearing a clicking sound when turning the key. It is possible that the battery may just be discharged. I would recommend taking your battery to a...

Keep burning out ac clutches

The clutch is burning up due to slip of the clutch overheating the clutch and melting the rubber. The reason it is slipping is the compressor locking up at the higher RPMs. You will need to reclaim the A/C refrigerant...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have a Tiny Parking Space
In In many cities parking spaces come at a premium, so you only want to purchase one small space. This small space will end up dictating what vehicle you purchase, so we’ve rounded up some great candidates. Must-haves Arm yourself...
Industry News for Automotive Techs: November 5 - November 11
Tesla buys Grohmann Engineering, Ferrari's future hybrids, next-gen Dodge Charger and Challenger, Nissan e-Power system, and YourMechanic recognition.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Massage Therapist
If If you're a massage therapist, one of the cornerstones of your business has to be that you don’t keep your clients waiting. That means you need a vehicle that’s reliable. You also will have to move your gear, including...