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Old 06-08-2011, 07:21 PM
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Default Idle issues/ Oil pressure

Cant seem to find the Idle Screw on my Truck. Also when i come to a stop my "CHECK GUAGES" light comes on and my oil pressure drops to 0! Im guessing it has to do with my idle being to LOW maybe? its idling about 600 rpm maybe a little less. Just want to know if the truck idling to low may cause the "check Gauges" light to come on?
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:10 PM
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mine idles at 500 an doesnt do that. does it die?
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:02 PM
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Here's a link for changing your idle speed. Hopefully it will help.

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As far as the oil pressure deal, it sounds like your oil pressure sensor is going bad. It's a known issue on these trucks.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:50 AM
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No the motor doesn't die, it keeps idling as if nothing happens. The oil pressure just drops to 0 and the check guage light comes on!
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No the motor doesn't die, it keeps idling as if nothing happens. The oil pressure just drops to 0 and the check guage light comes on!
I'm not trying to be a smart a$$ but you do have enough oil in the motor right?
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:10 PM
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Yeah bud, I actually checked the oil in it yesterday. Its always doen it even after the oil changes and stuff.
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X10 oil pressure sending unit $30 fix...
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:55 PM
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Idle is set too low and you likely need an oil pressure sender which was already mentioned
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:57 AM
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awesome guys thanks!
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