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.
Failed Oil Pump on 1996 Chevrolet Lumina
by Visitor in Garden Grove, CA on May 23, 2010
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on May 23, 2010
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
ANSWER by Harry of GG on May 23, 2010
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?
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil pump drive O-ring. This can often be confused with...
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.