Question about 2000 Chevrolet S-10

1 Answer

Oil gauge jump between 0 and 40

I have changed oil recently to my truck. I noticed the oil meter jumps over 40 then when hit the brakes goes down to 0 and then the check gauges light comes on. then when I step on the gas it goes back to normal.
any ideas...

Posted by on

  • rautry300 Apr 18, 2009

    when I hit brakes my oil gauge drop below 40, I speed up and it goes back to normal.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 14 Answers

You either have a faulty gauge or your oil pump is going bad or you have a clog int the oil system somewhere , how many miles on the truck..,, try flushing the oil system your main bearings could be gettin weak also but start with the easy things first,.,.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 1991 acura legend 3.2 v6 automatic I was


Check the valve timing it may have jumped a tooth or two.

Oct 04, 2014 | 1991 Acura Legend

1 Answer

Oil gauge


cold oil is thicker, higher rpm=more pressure .factory guage is actually working like it should. if worried hook external guage on oil galley plug and check oil press.manually.

Apr 15, 2014 | 2005 Nissan Xterra

1 Answer

Odometer jumping


Ho, that doesn't bode well for your tank monitoring. It was a fluke, but may keep doing it, if the odometer is a mechanical meter with numbers turning from the speedometer cable by plastic gearing that wears. Watch for it to jump at the next 100 mile turn over.
I understand your reluctance to change out the fuel level sender in the tank if that is why the gauge doesn't work. It is a lot of work. But have you checked to see if it's the dash gauge or the sender unit? A couple of electrical tests could determine that. If it is the dash gauge, that is comparatively easy to replace, and you could buy a used one-they seldom go bad. Otherwise, keep tracking your miles.

Jan 02, 2014 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

01 crown vic p71 do i need a new oil pump .. Gauge jumps up and down. Motor has vibration


Tough to say. The lifter making the noise could be allowing oil pressure to escape. Or it may be dry for oil because oil is not getting to it.
You may have to take the lifters out to see if it is a lifter problem or lack of oil.

Jul 27, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Oil pressure gauge is jumping up and down and then it loses pressure then itll come back and jump up and down again no knocking or noises


Sounds like you had better check your oil level before you have a knocking noise. If oil level is ok, change your oil pressure sender.

Sep 05, 2011 | GMC Sierra 2500HD Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My oil and gas gauge on my truck jump .... gas gauge works fine till i get to about half a tank then it starts jumping.. oil gauge jumps from the time i start my car and regulates but when i slow down or...


You probably have a bad sending unit for the fuel level in the tank. this would cause the gauge to be erratic when the level is below 1/2 tank and the float is moving around much more than when full. The oil pressure gauge problem could be caused buy a loose wire connection or a faulty sending unit.

Mar 04, 2011 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Volt gage jumping arround less notice when under load


I would first suggest using a volt /amp meter and test the voltage from the large wire off the back of the Alternator. You will need a second person to help feather the throttle to change the engine speed. You should see a steady increase in voltage from 12.6 to 14.5V when the idle is increased. If the voltage jumps around on the meter then chances are you have a bad voltage regulator in the Alternator and need to replace it. If the voltage is normal and doesn't bounce around then you have a faulty gauge in the dash.

Jul 31, 2010 | 1995 Chrysler LeBaron

2 Answers

I have a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. I just changed the oil and noticed ( hasn't happened before) the oil pressure gauge occasionally jumping around erratically up past the last line. I changed the oil filter...


the gauge should be at around 40 psi steady and higher at higher rpms,try using thicker oil if you have high milage ,if no change go ahead replace the oil pressure switch. hope this helps you please vote.

Apr 26, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet S-10

2 Answers

My oil pressure gauge is fine when the car is started then after running for a while the gauge jumps and gets close and sometimes goes to zero could that be the pressure switch? So far it has not shut off...


sounds like possible oil starvation due to leak in pick up or supply galleries
suggest checking with proper test gauge to see if its the same
if it is the same check pressure relief valve in pump (to see if jamming open)
then check pick up in sump and "O" ring

Jul 15, 2009 | 1994 Isuzu Rodeo

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Chevrolet S-10 Logo

Related Topics:

366 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...