Question about 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
This same thing just happened to me today. Riding along fine and then the car stopped. No oil at all getting to the camps. Timing chain is bone dry. What did you guys figure out?
Posted on Feb 13, 2012
I wouldn't remove the pan just to LOOK at something just yet.
Check the engine oil pressure with a manual gauge to determine the pressure.Install the gauge in the oil pressure port on the intake camshaft carrier, and observe the oil pressure at idle and at 3000 RPM. Have you checked the oil filter or replaced it? It could have collapsed or be restricting flow...possible check valve inop.
How many miles on the engine? Possible cam bearing wear causeing oil to divert and not build pressure. If no problems are found here, and oil PSI is ok THEN it's a possible oil pump problem, there is no internal filter, only a screen on the pickup.
may have to lower the frame assembly....i have managed to get the pans out if you undo the bolts holding the front frame. it is tight... drop right side farther than left. you may have to drop right side lower ball joint to get it down far enough.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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