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Ticking noise and low oil pressure

I have a 2001 silverado 4.8L. i recently noticed a ticking noise at idle and while accelerating. when the engine gets warm, the oil pressure drops and the engine dies. any suggestions?

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  • jrbball08 Jan 18, 2009

    160k mi. i decided to replace the oil pump. good idea or no?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    what caused my 5.3 chevy truck motor to drop oil pressure from 40 lbs at idle and 48 lbs at 60 mph down to 32lbs at dle and 38lbs at 60mph, and now it is makin a fast ticking noise when I step on the gas

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    oil pressure drop as idle drops

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DOES IT HAVE A LOT OF MILES ON IT OR MAY BE THE OIL PUMP IS IS GOING OUT? THERE IS A SPRING IN THE PUMP THAT IS A BYPASS FOR HOW HIGH PSI IT MAY HAVE BROKE THAT WILL GIVE YOU LOW PSI.

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