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How do you fix oil pressure?

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2015-07-15 19:17:42
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Generally speaking low oil pressure is due to excessive wear inside your engine, unless the pressure sender, wiring or gauge is faulty, the only way to fix this problem is to replace or rebuild the engine.

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probably the oil pressure switch . is a very simple fix it looks almost like spark-plug and is located near the oil filter .If this dose not fix the problem then it may b the oil pump.

Obviously your oil has been leaking out. Check the oil level and fill to specs. Also you need to fix the oil leak.

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busted oil pressure sensor or oil level is already low - add more engine oil. try to fix the leak if the oil drips on a fast rate.

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Oil pressure is low, oil pressure sensor has failedOil pressure is low, oil pressure sensor has failed

Go to a Pontiac Mechanic and spend a few bucks.

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There are three things that cause loss of oil pressure: worn-out oil pump, worn-out springs on the pressure control valves, and worn bearings. (Listed in order of expense to fix. Worn bearings means you've got to do an in-frame overhaul on your engine.)


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