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Oil Pressure Problem!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mr.Jimmy, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Mr.Jimmy

    Mr.Jimmy Registered Member

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    buddy o mine's got a 02 gmc z-71, his gauge will peg out so he'll shuter down. starts it back up and itll run low psi then itll vary a while. whats going with it. opinions appreciated.
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I don't know much about the newer trucks, but I would suggest he replace the pressure sender and see if that clears it up. Start with the small easy things, brother!!! :thumb:
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Take out the oil pressure sender and hook up a stand alone oil pressure gauge and see what it says.
     
  4. Mr.Jimmy

    Mr.Jimmy Registered Member

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    thanks for your thoughts guys.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    newer trucks have dash cluster gauge problems. best check with dealer to see if its under recall or tech bulleten for problems.
     
  6. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What he says. And if it still acts screwy......nuke it from space, it's the only way to be sure.:D
     
  7. Slapperbar

    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Some of the newer oil pressure senders are tied with the low oil pressure fuel shutoff. Pull it and it won't run.
     
  8. BlaKK54Speed

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    i would check the sending unit, maybe its about to go tango uniform
     

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