The car stalled while driving. Repair shop says there's no oil pressure so oil pump must have failed and needs replacing. $750. Q: How common is oil pump failure and can it be clogged oil galleries? The oil is very dirty, I don't know when my son last changed it.
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina
Question: Failed Oil Pump
Answer #1mastertech6371 May 23, 2010, 20:36Master
it is not a common failure but not changing the oil can cause all kinds of failures.
with dirty oil, any passage could be clogged with sludge
Answer #2Harry of GG May 23, 2010, 21:04Rookie
Could it cause zero oil pressure? And can it be flushed out instead of paying $750 plus? They may find other things wrong after replacing it?