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Our 93 cavalier with a 3.1 has lost oil pressure and there is a ticking in the engine. My wife told me the pressure guage had been dropping to 0 but would jump back up where it was supposed to be fair

The car is a convertible and prior to this there have not been any serious mechanical issues. The oil is normally changed regularly however I have been medically unable to stay on top of it for the past ten months not realizing the oil was not checked on a regular basis. If I change the pump and it was due to not being full of oil, will it regain its power and quiet the ticking? It is our only source of transportation right now so I need to get this resolved. I don't want to spend money on just a hunch and would like to get some feedback from people who may have experience in this area. Is there anything I can do to check the pump prior to changing it or could it be something else? Thank you for looking over my problem and helping in any way you can.

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First things first, change the oil & filter & run the car to see if the tic & noise stops . i see this alot people just forget or like you have issues that take thier mind of off the normal maintenance off the vehicle. the oil change should help and you have to drain the oil to see if there is any metal in it!! give that a try & dont use any additives until you have changed it . wayne

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  • wayne draper Feb 15, 2014

    ihave been a mech. for 30 years and bussines owner for 17 years

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It may be just an issue with the car's electrical components. A low fuel pressure may cause loss of power when running. Check first the battery votage. It should be at 12.7 when the engine is off. If you do not have any voltmeter try jump starting the car using jumper cable connecting to another car. If it starts up quickly there is a chance that the battery is below12.7v or is weakening or the terminals may be just bad. If the same issue occurs then you may be looking at a weakening starter or bad starter relay. Check first for loose connection or wires in you wiring. It may just be a loose ground wire.
You can directly connect the starter to the battery to test the actual motor. If the starter motor is good directly connected to the battery to test. If it runs OK then it may just be the relay. Or have the relay tested first. You can have it swapped with a known working relay from another car. If it works then it may be the starter motor.

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