Can the oil pressure gauge go bad and and not be the oil pump? If so, how can you tell that the oil pump it self is not going bad.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Question: Oil pump/Oil pressure gauge
Valleyautotech June 14, 2010, 15:01Master
Usually a mechanic will install a mechanical gauge on the engine and test pressure before changing any parts
Answer #2Visitor, September 09, 2010, 00:27
While in Park, turn the ignition switch on, but not far enough to start it. Observe the guage. If it jumps up, or maxes out, it is a sensor, or sending unit, and not your pump. It is safe to drive without worry, but keep an eye on your oil level. Hope this helps.