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Old 01-28-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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2000 Jeep Cherokee oil pressure

I have been having strange oil pressure readings for a while. When the vehicle is started and driven, the oil pressure goes down to zero when accelerating. This is the opposite of what I am accustomed to on most vehicles. I have changed the oil pressure sending unit but that did not fix the problem. A light displays on the instrument panel that says "check gauges". There is no engine knocking or valve tappet noise so I have been still driving the vehicle. I noticed that during the summer months I don't have the problem. What would summertime temperatures have to do with oil pressure readings.

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