Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005

Oil Pressure Sensor

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
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  3. Disconnect the wiring from the oil pressure sensor.
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  5. Unscrew the old sensor.
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  7. Coat the threads of the new sensor with Teflon®tape or an oil-resistant sealer.
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  9. Tighten the sensor to 11-15 ft lbs. (15-20 Nm).
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  11. Reconnect wiring. Start the engine and check operation. Check for leaks.

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location near distributor-3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L (gas engine)

    Oil pressure sensor location near distributor-3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L (gas engine)

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location-4.7L engine

    Oil pressure sensor location-4.7L engine

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location-8.0L

    Oil pressure sensor location-8.0L

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location-diesel

    Oil pressure sensor location-diesel
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Testing



  1. The oil pressure sensor is threaded into the engine block (see location illustrations). Low oil pressure (less than 10 psi) will close the switch, creating a circuit which includes the warning light. The light will go on when the switch is closed.
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  3. Disconnect the harness wire(s) from the sensor. Connect a jumper wire from the harness wire to ground on the engine (if single wire) or across the two harness wires.
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  5. Turn the ignition switch ON . The low oil pressure warning light should go ON. Disconnect the jumper. The light should go OFF . If the lamp does not light when the circuit is completed, suspect a burned out bulb or wiring problem.
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  7. With the engine off and oil pressure "zero", check for continuity across the switch body. On single-terminal switches, check continuity between the switch terminal and ground on the switch body or engine block. On two-terminal switches, check for continuity between the two terminals. In either case, there should be continuity. If not, replace the switch.

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location near distributor-3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L (gas engine)

    Oil pressure sensor location near distributor-3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L (gas engine)

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location-4.7L engine

    Oil pressure sensor location-4.7L engine

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location-8.0L

    Oil pressure sensor location-8.0L

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    Fig. Oil pressure sensor location-diesel

    Oil pressure sensor location-diesel
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