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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Question: Failed Oil Pump

 

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Visitor, 3.4L V6, Garden Grove, CA, May 23, 2010, 20:09

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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    May 23, 2010, 20:36
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    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

    Roy

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  • Answer #2

    May 23, 2010, 21:04
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    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?

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