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Unread 12-01-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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Oil Pressure Gauge reads high on 02 Grand Cherokee

Hey Everybody!

I'm having some weirdness with my 02 Grand Cherokee V6.

The oil pressure gauge is running high. Like over the top on cold starts and then it eases down after 10-20 minutes of driving, although it still reads in the high-to-very-high area. It's not running any differently, but it's starting to shake my confidence that it's going to break down when I need it most (as seems to be the only time it breaks down).

I recently had the fuel pump replaced, and this didn't happen before that. Although I don't know that they're related. Just saying.

Some other forums say that the switches on these are bad and can give any type of a false readout from too high to dead-low.

I'm just wondering if this is A) A common thing or B) how much I'm looking at for replacement cost. Just a ballpark. I've already put almost $3500 in this Jeep this year alone. And I'm starting to wonder if the cost/value proposition on it is falling in favor of ditching it.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 12-01-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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common problem.

new ones are 20-50$ depending on year.

they tend to go bad around 80k and then around every 50-60k after that, worse in normally hot climate areas.

barring weird noises from crankshaft/engine area, and normal driving/no hot or overheating problems; just a bad pressure sending unit.
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