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Low oil pressure 1997 chevy s10

Dash guage indicates zero oil pressure while idling, oil level on dipstick normal, revving engine gives little blip to about 20 psi oil pressure on dash guage

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SOURCE: Low Oil pressure light in idle at stop

Depending on the amount of miles, maintenance records, or how hard the car has been driven either by a previous owner, or by yourself. The engine's main crankshaft bearings or the connecting-rod bearings could be excessively worn.

Also, it could very well be a wiring problem to the sensor and/or computer causing the problem.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Low Oil Pressure on 1992 Chevy 1500 Pickup Truck

1992 silverado pickup has a problem with the oil pressure Gage on the dash board fluctuate when i put break on or accelerate the gas 

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

SOURCE: oil pressure gauge stays at top, about 80 psi, is this normal

80 is on the high side for those... possibly a sending unit issue

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevy S10 A/C not cooling. Fan blows

sounds like the airbox doors are not working these are located behind the dash passengers side, a chiltons manual availible at most parts stores for around $25 will give you diagrams and steps to access this area if u need that help

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Chevy suburban 2000 5.3 low to no oil pressure at idle

maybe a dumb question, but have you checked the engine oil level (not trying to be rude) . if you have check the type of oil filter you are putting on. But you mention tapping noises....do they increase slightly as engine rpm increases then dissapear. if so, i would wager that the noise you are hearing would be the hydraulic lifters. the reason you hear them is that they are not getting a sufficient amount of oil pressure...your oil pump might be dead or dying...would go that route.

also, ensure that you are using the correct weight of oil in your vehicle (follow manufactures recommendations)

hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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2001 Chevy Silverado c1500 pickup has very low oil pressure, what do I need to look at?


Do not drive the truck until the issue is resolved.

1. Make sure the oil is at the proper level in the engine with the correct spec oil for the pickup. Oh it is normal for the oil pressure to be a little low at idle and go up to the normal range as the engine rpm goes up to normal operating range.

2. It could be either a real problem or a problem with the oil pressure indicator. To verify which connect a mechanical test pressure gauge of the proper range say a 0-100 psig scale to the point where the oil pressure sensor is connected. After it is connected test run the engine for a short period. If the pressure shows normal replace the oil pressure sensor. If the gauge confirms the low oil pressure then you have a serious issue in the engine. It could be:

1. Bad oil pump or oil pressure relief valve

2. excessive clearance in the bearings due to high miles.

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Just bought a used 2002 chevy s10 crew cab and drove it will trailer in tow this weekend. when I got to my desination over several mountians, the check engine/guages light came on. The oil pressure was...


Normal oil pressure at operating temperature should be around 40 lbs, 30 at an idle. Either you have a bad oil pressure sending unit or you actually have low oil pressure that indicates a serious engine problem.

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My truck does the same thing, pressure never drops to 0 but drops low, replaced the oil pressure sensor and same thing happened. My oil is always black and has a lot of metal in it, next time you change your oil, pour a quart of transmission fluid into the oil and let it run for 10 minutes or so, this should thin out the oil and possibly unclog some of the ports that may be gummed up. What could have happened with the dipstick is that the old oil was too nasty to drain all the way, with the fresh oil it could have thinned out and raised the level, try the transmission fluid trick and see what happens, next possibility is to have the engine scoped to see whats going on inside

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Hi! The problem you are outlining is very similar to the Rover V8 (Buick engine). We Brit's are used to the low oil pressure when warm. I presume a complete oil change engine flushed with new replacement filter has been carried out? Maybe a top quality synthetic oil with additive may help. You may take it a little further and replace the oil pump with an after market performance up rated one. If you really are worried about low oil pressure damage whilst in low rev's try Molybnenum Disulphide an oil additive which really reduces friction metal to metal wear particulary in the situation you are describing.
That's the best I can suggest at this moment.
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Please understand, all I can offer you are suggestions, since I don't have access to hands on testing. You might first change oil and filter.
If going by the oil pressure guage, low oil pressure can mean worn crankshaft bearings, as the clearance between bearings and crankshaft is what determines oil pressure.
Of course a worn oil pump can cause the same problem.
You might want to connect an external oil pressure guage to the engine to verify the pressure reading.

The rough running at this point would be hard to pin poit.
Because I do not know the extent of the rust, I can suggest that you consider having it undercoated.

Again, I can only make suggestion because you need an absoluate diagnosis.
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