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I would first check the oil level. It may be right at the point you need to add. Also if you have not changed the oil in a while the filter could be getting clogged. Otherwise it could be the oil sending unit going bad. Those leak a lot of times when they go. If those are not it, then I would go with a new oil pump.

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    Removed the oil sending unit - put on a pressure gauge - oil pressure is going all over the place - looks like it is the oil pump - was hoping for something minor. Just purchased the car a couple of days ago - I guess l should have known better....

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Make and model helpful..at what rpm and what oil is in the vehilce.. how many miles..

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  • Terry Ryan Jan 22, 2013

    2001 RAV4 has 75,633 miles - just purchased it - put oil pressure gauge in place of oil sender unit -I am seeing the oil pressure fluxuate from 25psi to 0, occassionally runs quite at 5psi

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