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My oil light came on and car shut off and then I needed to get it jumped off and how would I no if my oil pump is going bad??

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Put a mechanical gauge in the oil pressure sender hole an get a reading
the oil light on and the car turning off was probably the sensor for the oil pressure protecting the engine
check the oil level first as there may be an oil leak

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SOURCE: how can you tell if the oil pressure sensor is going bad or the oil pump is going out

Put a mechanical gauge on the motor-- to confirm
oil pressure

The electrical pressure sensor can fail & are not always
exact

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

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SOURCE: how do i tell if i have a bad oil pump or a bad oil sensor

If oil level in engine is at proper level, I wouild suspect oil pressure sending unit, does vehicle have an oil psi gauge on dash,,,if so what does it read. if oil psi reads well then it may be an oil level sensor. if you have access to a manual oil pressure gauge, you can remove the oil psi sensor and install manual gauge to get a true reading of what oil pressure is while running. if manual gauges shows low psi, then you may be looking at an oil pump.

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