1998 gmc sonoma driving home no problem look at the oil gauge and it drops to zero. Truck shuts off and will not start. Has plenty of oil and all other gauges work. Solution?


Asked by Pha1974 Aug 29, 2014 at 02:55 AM about the 1998 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SL Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer


One of two things come to mind. Oil pump failed or the oil presure sending unit failed and is sending a message to the cars computer that there is no or low pressure and the engine is in danger. So it shut it off to prevent it from blowing up.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Sporadic Starting With Neutral Safety Switch Bypass? 3 answers

    I have a 2000 GMC Sonoma. I've bypassed the neutral safety switch with two wires attached to the starter. I had been using a push button attached to the two wires, but recently it has stopped work...

    2000 GMC Sonoma


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Stalls like not getting fuel but switch off and back on and run fine until next time. 2000 Sonoma 6 answers

    My 2000 Sonoma runs fine but 2x per week when around town it stalls and applying accelerator does nothing.. Switch it off and back on and it runs fine until next time. Maybe throttlebody or computer....

    2000 GMC Sonoma SLE Ext Cab


    Maintenance & Repair

  • what would cause my 1994 GMC 1500 sierra to not start after oil change 21 answers

    His truck was running a bit rough before he did the oil change, now the truck won't start at all. Can you maybe give us some ideas on what may be wrong with it? Thank you for any information you can...

    1994 GMC Sierra 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 GMC Yukon XL Electrical Issues. 19 answers

    For some reason the car sometimes goes dead after you turn it off as if the battery were dead. I can always tell when it is going to happen because the radio will turn off as soon as you turn the engi...

    2008 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT-1


    Maintenance & Repair

  • started stalling and dying when in gear 35 answers

    350 motor 4L60E trans Motor wants to stall while in gear (but doesn't do it out of gear once over 1000 rpm it dosent) seem to stall and it is only from a dead stop. Fuel filter has been replaced an...

    1994 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab SB


    Maintenance & Repair

Search GMC Sonoma Questions

GMC Sonoma Experts

#1 parkle
Reputation 490
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 340
#3 James Mayfield
James Mayfield
Reputation 260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet S-10"
29 Great Deals out of 1,672 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Ranger"
254 Great Deals out of 6,246 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Tacoma"
495 Great Deals out of 18,815 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford F-150"
2,791 Great Deals out of 171,663 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,026 Great Deals out of 135,802 listings starting at $1,982
Used Dodge Dakota"
141 Great Deals out of 4,019 listings starting at $1,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
913 Great Deals out of 62,747 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Frontier"
358 Great Deals out of 15,575 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
609 Great Deals out of 12,904 listings starting at $1,991
Used GMC Jimmy"
335 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty"
418 Great Deals out of 40,901 listings starting at $2,999