Q: no oil pressure

asked by on

my Dakota started dropping oil pressure and getting hot after running for several minutes, oil pressure sensor looked to be leaking (had oil in top of it) changed out sensor and started motor, now no pressure at all, gauge does not even register
My car has a manual transmission.

It sounds like you may have a wiring issue with your oil pressure sensor. I would recommend inspecting the wiring yourself or having the wiring inspected professionally to determine if the circuitry is causing any issues. If any wiring requires replacement, this should be done before proceeding any further. If the wiring appears to be in good condition it is possible that your vehicle actually does have low oil pressure which may be due to a faulty oil pump. If the oil pump requires replacement it is likely that the entire engine will have to be removed from the vehicle and disassembled slightly in order to do this repair. I would strongly recommend having this repair done professionally as it can be a very lengthy process. If you would like, this repair can be completed by a technician from YourMechanic at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. no oil pressure

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

Q: How can I check the wiring to the iac can I use one of them lights that a red light comes on

Hi Danny. Thanks for contacting us today. You can find the instructions and steps for testing and check an Idle Air Control valve by clicking this link. You can also access steps specific for your Dodge Dakota by referring to...

Q: Can bad U joints cause engine vibration

Hello, thank you for writing in. The misfire is likely the cause of the vibrations you are feeling. When just one cylinder is having a misfire, you may have a bad spark plug, a weak spark due to a failing...

Q: All lights come on and the gages, radio, heater, window wipers don't work and car won't come out of park.

This is a known issue with the Chrysler Pacifica related to a shifter interlock mechanism that sits down in the shifter console. This is a small plastic piece with a hook on the end of it connected to a spring....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...