1996 Chevrolet Lumina Q&A
1996 Chevrolet Lumina Question: Oil pump failure or Flush
My son's car stalled while driving to work. Is it possible that his dirty oil has clogged the system enough to cause zero oil pressure at the repair shop and can a system flush fix it instead of replacing the oil pump? Is it safe to run the engine during a flush? Trying to save the car but it's not worth another $750 repair. - Harry of GG
Engine oil circulating around the engine is like your own blood, the oil pump being comparable to the heart. Infrequent oil changes and or poor quality oil can cause sludge build up and oil passages to get restricted causing inadequate engine oil lubrication. Is the repair shop confident that replacing the oil pump will fix the problem or will after the oil pump is replaced will it then be discovered the rod bearings are bad or other parts of the engine are starving for oil. - patrick mannion
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...