Join Date: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 1999, Dakota, Sport
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1999 - 3.9L No Oil pressure at warm idle
Just bought a 1999 Dakota Sport, 3.9L. Got it on the road and after 15 minutes of driving the oil pressure Gage went from 40psi to 0 as I came to a stop sign. The truck had been sitting for a few months when I bought it and the oil is a nasty nasty dark color. (was already planning to do an oil change when I got home). I've heard to change/clean the oil pressure sender and do an engine flush however I am wondering if the truck is ok to drive. The oil pressure shoots back up to 40 when I'm on the gas and only drops when I brake for a corner etc.
Anyone else had this happen to them? Any tips to getting the sender off without buying the special socket?