Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN




97 suburban oil pressure


  Email This Post



c_robinson
New User

Aug 6, 2008, 1:04 PM

Post #1 of 2 (2119 views)
Shortcut
97 suburban oil pressure Sign In

1997 GMC
suburban
5.7 l v-8
178000


My oil pressure gauge is acting up. When I first start it it's fine, but as I accelerate the pressure rises(up to 40psi), but if I slow down or stop it plummets to 0psi. Do I just have a gauge going out or do I need to look at an oil pump. Anyway to troubleshoot this, I'm not much of a mechanic outside of light maintenance.


Double J
Veteran / Moderator
Double J profile image

Aug 6, 2008, 1:53 PM

Post #2 of 2 (2116 views)
Shortcut
Re: 97 suburban oil pressure [In reply to] Sign In

Connect a mechanical gauge and take the reading that way.
This will determine if there is an engine oiling problem or just a gauge and/or sender problem.




Jim




Advertising


  Email This Post
 
 






Latest Forum Post

I apologize I have not got a lot of time in it so far, so I do not have a lot of...


I have a 1992 ford ranger 3.0l v6 5 speed. today i ran out of gas and when i got...


Hey people, Just as soon as I've got rid of one car and got another, I've got a...


Hello I have a 1993 Toyota Corolla w/1.8L and 3 sp +overdrive tranny. I took it ...


2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 50000 Miles The trunk wouldn't open neither with the rem...


on a 1998 Chrysler cirrus the heater blows warm thru the vents. When u turn it o...


Feed Button






Automotive Forum Categories
AC Auto Repair
Auto Body Repair
Auto Insurance
Automotive Repair
Automotive Wiring
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Care Tips
Car Racing
Car Shows and Events
Car Stereo Repair
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair
Gasoline and Motor Oils
General Discussions
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Motorcycle ATV Repairs
Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Remote Control Cars
Steering and Suspension
The Bargin Bin
Traffic Ticket Help
Tricks of the Trade
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice
Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Car Forum - Sitemap


Search for (options) Privacy