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1992 Buick Park Avenue Question: Oil pressure dropped

 

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Visitor, 3.8L V6, Houston, TX, June 04, 2010, 16:30

My husband was driving and all of a sudden the oil pressure dropped to zero and then the car shut off. Could it be the oil pump?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, June 04, 2010, 16:34
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    Oil pumps don't usually work fine then drop to zero pressure, although it's possible. Whenever I'm addressing oil pressure issues, I check the oil level, then perform an oil pressure check to see if it's a pressure issue or an electrical issue.

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    Visitor, August 17, 2010, 07:45

    what would the problem be ??? the pump (& or) electrical issue ? the oil level is reading normal. when the engine was running, the lifters were ticking.

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