I have an 02 wrangler and the oil preasure goes down when Idling is that an oil pump going bad?
First we would need to know when this occurs.
Asuming the oil level is at the full mark!. If the pressure goes up
during acceleration and down at idle when engine is fully warmed up,
then this is normal. An engine requires 10 psi of oil pressure per
1,000 rpm ( ex. 20 psi at 2,000 rpm, 25 psi at 2,500 rpm, and so on )
. If the gauge is moving back and forth erratically at idle , i would
say the gauge is bad. If it drops to 0 while accelerating I would say
your oil pump is bad. If from time to time it seems to work and other
times it seems not to work, I would say the oil pressure sending unit for the gauge is bad.
If the pump failed you would start to here a
Knocking noise from the engine in a short period of time. Use the
above scenario's to narrow down what it may be.
Oct 16, 2010 |
2002 Jeep Wrangler