1996 Chevrolet Lumina Q&A
1996 Chevrolet Lumina Question: Failed Oil Pump
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. - Visitor
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 - mastertech6371
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? - Harry of GG
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil pump drive O-ring. This can often be confused with an intake manifold gasket leak. Careful inspection is required to determine the exact cause of the le...
An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.