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2002 Chevy Tahoe Oil Pressure

Car sputtered and then shut down while driving. The indicator light said it was the oil pressure. Is that the case?

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  • erikkala Dec 02, 2008

    did start back up after about 10 minutes sitting in the middle of the road...just driving regular speed

  • erikkala Dec 02, 2008

    oil/lube service less than 5,000 miles, never stopped before, about 85,000 miles on it...

  • stpruneda Jan 04, 2009

    I was driving normal speed then truck started puttering, would not move then shut off. Let it sit for about 5 min and turned back on with no problem and no check engine light or anything. Drove about 15 minutes and the same thing happened except this time right before it shut off it said Check engine oil pressure. What could be wrong?

  • josh1173 Mar 23, 2009

    07 tahoe 5 min after truck runing oil presure statr going down then light comes on to turn engine off.


  • Quarter Mile
    Quarter Mile May 05, 2012

    It is possible, but, the oil light will come on anytime the key is turned on and the engine is not running. It will stay on till the engine starts and oil psi is built by the pump. So, there might be another reason to your problem!

  • Quarter Mile
    Quarter Mile May 05, 2012

    Could be the fuel pump. Was it hot, and did it start back up again after it cooled?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    was driving and the car shut off and oil pressure went down but now works

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    oil light came on when car died

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    no smoke oil light came on

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Oil pressure drops when rpm's drop to .well..zero...so no... oil pressure is a result not a cause likely....did you overheat it ? drive it to 107mph and have the rev limiter kick in? does it start and run now ?

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

  • milespeed Dec 02, 2008

    previous issues similar? last service ? mileage? ty in advance....need this info to help you

  • milespeed Dec 02, 2008

    ok...1. fuel pump in tank needs tested /replaced
    2. ignition module in distributor ..ditto....
    3. mystery electrical sensor sending info to computer could be failing like mass airflow or throttle position sensor....but should have set a trouble code by now ...any check engine light issues?

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