where is the oil pump located on my van? And is it easy to change? And what (if anything) do i need to change with it? The low oil pressure light comes on and it dings rapidly, i've changed the oil in it 2x and also used sea foam engine cleaner in between the first and second change... still the oil pressure light comes on.. anyone have any other ideas as to what could cause this??
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2000 Chevrolet Venture Question: Oil Pump
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 03, 2010, 13:55Master
I would start by screwing in an oil pressure gauge and verify oil pressure 15 psi min at 1100 RPM warm engine. Perhaps just change the pressure switch and see if it is a defective switch. It's just under 7 hours to replace the oil pump so verifying pressure is important first. If the pump is bad maybe the crankshaft bearings are damaged!
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ReplyVisitor, October 03, 2010, 14:00
the autozone link is no good... just thought i would let you know and thanks for the info... my engine was covered in sludge, that's why i have assumed that the oil pump is clogged. shouldn't be any crankshaft damage did not drive it when light came on.