Question about Cars & Trucks

Open Question

Where is the oil sending unit on a 1996 Olds Aurora, 4.0L

Oil pressure will drop to 6-10 lbs when idling at a light or in line at the bank. When cold it will be at the normal 40 - 50lbs. Just had the oil changed and now this is happening. Thought I'd try the sending unit before a oil pump.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
shaggyrat
  • 1224 Answers

SOURCE: LOW OIL LIGHT

well when oil is cold its thicker
as the vehicle heats up the oil becomes thinner in the oil pan
in which when the vehicle reaches core temp the oil pump doesnt need to work as hard

heres some other areas to look at
bad oil sending unit
in the pan the oil pick up pump filter needs replacement
oil filter clogged
bad oil sensor
vacume leak
these things need to look for and adjust or replace
the oil pick up pump in pan needs to be serviced by service tech at the dealers this is something a do it yourselfer could not do on own with out proper tools

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

Ad
  • 30 Answers

SOURCE: Oil pressure light on at idle

Don't delay on this. Take the vehicle in and have the oil pressure sensor checked. It could be just the sensor or it could be something more serious. A drop in oil pressure could lead to catastrophic engine failure.

don

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

  • 173 Answers

SOURCE: vortex v6 intake gasket ?

HI you could do a oil pressure test whit a gauge or yest replace your oil pressure sending unite if engine is not making tapping sound when pressure reads low it may be a bad pressure switch.now the coolant problem may be bad intake gaskets look at 4 corners of intake for sign of coolant if you see it outside its probably getting inside your lifter valley.Hope this helpsb58809b.gif

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

  • 247 Answers

SOURCE: 02 cherokee losing oil pressure when accelerating, fine at idle.

Was the sending unit an aftermarket part?We like to install the original part back into most vehicle, but because of people price shopping, this can cause some issues. If the switch is working properly, the gauge should rise as the engine RPM's increase as you stated. With the key on and the engine off, disconnect the sending unit wire and ground it. The gauge should go to the highest reading, and that checks the wire, and the gauge. I suspect that the sending unit is failed or not the proper one for your vehicle.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 1996 oldsmobile aurora oil pressure

The Aurora is a low pressure oil system. The only solution available at this time is to increase the oil weight. I went o straight 30W to solve the idle alarm issue. Some use 20W oil and that works too.
With 20W you will be at 80 to 90psi cold then drop to 20-30psi hot.
I first replaced the oil pressure gauge and it was worse. I put the original back in and it was better. Then went to 30W and all is fine.
Running it that way for a few years now.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Low oil Pressure in 1996 chevy silverado


Could be just the oil pressure switch is located next to oil filter.

Aug 07, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Low oil pressure indicator at low rpms (idle) '97 olds V8


Low pressure when at idle, after the engine has warmed up and the oil has thinned, indicates that the oil pump is worn and needs to be replaced.

Jul 07, 2008 | 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora

1 Answer

The oil pressure lite came on oil is full slow revs cause drop in pressure


The first thing to determine is whether the oil pressure sending unit is bad or the engine actually has low oil pressure. To determine that you can remove the sending unit and adapt a mechanical oil pressure gauge in the hole. You should have a minimum of 20 lbs. pressure at idle and 40 lbs. above 1,000 rpm on a warm engine. If the pressure readings are good, replace the sending unit; if not, you have an internal engine problem.

Aug 01, 2011 | Buick Electra Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

2003 olds aurora V8 40 oil warning light comes on low oil pressure Its showing 7lbs. What is normal and what could the problem be.This is at idleing only.


your oil pressure should be a lot more than 7 lbs, your oil filter may need changing, or your oil pump could be the problem ....hope this helps....cheers

Jul 06, 2010 | 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora

1 Answer

My 1996 olds aurora low oil pressure alarm goes on when my engine speed is below 1000 rpm. I had the oil filter changed and installed Penzoil 20W50 oil in hopes it would control this until I found out what...


100 psi is to much and will blow the seals in the motor.You need to find out what the oil pressure is suppose to be and if it is to low then replace the oil pump.

Apr 11, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

1 Answer

When my 1996 old aurora get up to temp about 220 the dash warns me my oil pressure is low. AT stops it can drop to 5 to 7 sometimes lower.


see if your oil pressure sending unit is leaking it should be located close to the oil filter. pull the plug off the sending unit to see if oil drips out. if so replace it.

Mar 14, 2010 | Oldsmobile Aurora Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

99 jeep grand cherokee oil pressure gauge drop


check the oil descending unit or ur oil pump might b clogged up with soot, just some advice hope it works

Jan 12, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

1996 oldsmobile aurora oil pressure sensor says low oil pressure my mechanic checked it out and replaced the oil pressure sensor and problem still exsists he tested the oil pressure recommended 20 PSI when...


The Aurora is a low pressure oil system. The only solution available at this time is to increase the oil weight. I went o straight 30W to solve the idle alarm issue. Some use 20W oil and that works too.
With 20W you will be at 80 to 90psi cold then drop to 20-30psi hot.
I first replaced the oil pressure gauge and it was worse. I put the original back in and it was better. Then went to 30W and all is fine.
Running it that way for a few years now.

Jul 17, 2008 | Oldsmobile Aurora Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Low oil pressure indicator at low rpms (idle) '97 olds V8


Thicker oil is all you need. 5w30 is too thin when it warms up and the sensor cant pick up the flow going past. 10w40 should stop all the issues

Jul 07, 2008 | 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...