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01/21/09 15:17

check gauges light

i have a 2005 1500 with 4.7 and once in awhile the check gauges light comes on, shows no oil pres.

when i shut off motor and restart light goes out and oil pres. is fine. is it cold weather problem?



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01/26/09 09:06

I have a 2002 1500 with a 5.9 and sometimes when I hit the brakes hard the Check Engine light comes on and the oil pressure guage goes to 0. As soon as the truck comes to a stop the light goes out and the pressure guage goes back to normal.

Oil level is good and changed on a regular basis.

Any help would be appreciated.



03/06/09 22:14
August Blue

Reply for Gary ( - Wed Jan 21 15:17:00 2009

I have the same Dodge as yours 2005 4.7liter and the issue

as far as I'm concerned is extreme cold 20degrees or less

"Check gauges" and NO OIL Pressure , when the temp is warm

it never happens. Augie B.

05/10/09 23:34

The problem is the Oil pressure sending unit. Get the dealer or repair shop to clean the contacts or replace it. It's not an expensive sensor and this will fix the issue.


07/03/09 11:18
john t

thanks sandra i had the check guage light go on today , i turned off engine checked fluid levels restarted engine ... the light went off... i'm replacing sensor today...u rock !
01/04/10 14:10

I have an 06 1500. My check gauge light come on for the voltage when I am at the car wash. It goes to zero then come back up in about 30sec any ideas???
01/20/10 16:57
bradley Smith

hi. i have this problem also. mine only started happening when my water pump blew up. im putting it down to 2 gallon of antifreeze in the engine bay. it also started miss firing. i changed the spark plugs and still no change. would it be worth buying new coil packs?
02/05/10 22:45

I have a 2008 Dodge hemmy. 4x4. 1500 . I also have issue with engine light. I had the oil changed and it came on. Took it back to them and they said it showed low oil pressure. So yes, i'm thinking sending unit sounds right. All the oil gages show accurate reading. And dip stick shows Normal range.

So.. would it be unsafe to drive tell I take it to the shop Tues? Roxy

05/08/10 11:00

I have a Dodge 2000 1500 Van and the CHECK GAUGES light comes on, AMP Gauge goes to zero then goes off later Amp gauge goes back to 15 charging.When the CHECK GAUGE light is on and youyr sitting idling its too low causing it to stall..Yes shut the Key off wait few minutes restart all okay .. Tho might come back on as you drive later..

Tks dale

10/15/10 20:09

Please advise about the check engine light still being on after replacing; wires, coils, distributor cap, roter button and plugs. When placed on a code reader it states that the #3 is miss firing.
03/12/11 12:53
Dave Coulter

I'm also experiencing the Check Gauges issue, and notice the oil pressure gauge will drop to zero when I slow down and come to a stop. Is the oil pressure sending unit fairly easy to access and clean myself?
01/26/12 15:23
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I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 where the check gauges light comes on and it stalls out during turns. i haven't noticed anything unusual in the gauges but everything is fine after i restart the engine. Its happened about 6 times in the past month and a half. Any Ideas?
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