oil pressure gauge goes up/down sometimes, and engine sounds different when it happens

Asked by Jul 02, 2013 at 08:55 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet S-10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

truck drives normally, then gauge goes bonkers and engine noise occurs

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Sounds like the oil pump may be taking a crap.... hook up a mechanical gauge to the oil pressure sending unit hole and read from there at idle....... may be to late if it is making noise though

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Thanks Chris! Thats what I was kind of leaning toward, but wanted a more expert opinion! mcwang

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