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I have a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am. The oil pump is going out and I would like to know how much it would cost to replace? Also, how much does a pump cost and is it easy to install?

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It may be engine wear alos. When crankshaft bearigs wear, oil pressure can drop. Make sure you test the pressure with an external gauge to be sure.

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There will be one of three things wrong:
1) The oil pump lost prime. This engine uses a gerotor type pump and long periods of sitting allows the oil to drain back to the pan.
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I have a 1994 pontiac grand am and it is leaking oil only when its running and it is coming just above the starter. I just got the starter replaced also. what is going wrong and how much will it cost me....


if this only happen after the starter was replaced then its probably the oil pressure switch leaking as it is above the starter.this will be a cheap fix(about 35 dollars)depending on labour rate and cost of part.

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I need a engine pump put on my car


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So my 1992 grand murquise is leaking oil from the oil cooler line how much will it cost me


Don't know the cost.
It is not a replacement part, it must be repaired.
Your best bet is to get under it, and replace the rubber hose portion,near the trans cooler,if that is your issue. Don't see paying a shop to do that. They don't like that type of work anyway.
Have a handy relative help you out.

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On a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix is there an access panel in the trunk allowing me to replace the fuel pump without dropping the tank?


No, unfortunatly not. They did not come up with that feature until later models. The fuel tank will have to be removed and the pump replaced.
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I replaced the fuel pump in my 1992 Pontiac Grand


Some times this noise will stop later,but if it does not stop ,within 25 miles,it most likely will not,take the pump back as a defective part for exchange.

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The oil repair light came on the other day and Im assuming it has to do with the oil pump going bad..is the pump located in the engine? and how much would it cost to repair?


Oil repair light? Maybe you need to add oil or the oil level censor is bad or it's time to change your oil. If it is your oil pump it is in the engine most times you have to remove the engine to replace it your looking at spending 500-800 to fix depending on the garage you take it to.

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1999 pontiac grand am 4dr. se. change oil light problem


seems like your oil pressure switch gave up, its located on the side of the oil filter, you can take it out and test with a amp meter. it should cost you less than 20 bucks to buy something like that.

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