What would cause the oil gage on a 93 Chevy to spike then immediately return to normal when engine is running?

Asked by Mar 13, 2015 at 10:48 AM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've got a 93 Chevy z71 4x4 and the oil gage
spikes all the way up then goes back to normal
position right after. It does it every few minutes
regardless of the temperature outside. But it
doesn't do it when the truck is idling.

1 Answer

150

Check the oil pressure sensor?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • OIl pressure still drops after changing oil sending unit? 88 answers

    When truck is first started, oil pressure is normal, around 40 psi. When engine temp starts up, oil pressure slowly falls until "Stop Engine - Low Oil Pressure" warning comes on. Switch truck off a fe...

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 01 Chevy Silverado oil pressure 6 answers

    My oil pressure is at zero on start spikes to 20psi holds there while driving then drops you can here valves lifters tapping at zero before all this I changed the oil sending unit as it was leakin...

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base Long Bed 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my oil pressure gauge drops to 0 while driving 58 answers

    While driving my oil pressure gauge randomly drops down to 0. I have to pull over and shut off my truck for a minute or so and restart it. The gauge goes up a little or some times back to normal. How...

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Short Bed 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How do you know if the oil pressure gauge is bad? 21 answers

    I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado that has low oil pressure what do I look for

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab Long Bed 2WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 93 Chevy 3 answers

    I have a 93 Chevy 1500 with the 5.7l and it is running way to rich and I bought a code reader that fits it and it showed me that the vss is bad . Would that make my truck run that rich?

    1993 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Extended Cab SB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,830
#2 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,520
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
935 Great Deals out of 62,272 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford F-150
2,692 Great Deals out of 212,369 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
530 Great Deals out of 12,833 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
327 Great Deals out of 25,712 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tundra
584 Great Deals out of 30,719 listings starting at $2,637
Used Toyota Tacoma
619 Great Deals out of 35,131 listings starting at $2,155
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
776 Great Deals out of 28,447 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ram 1500
1,200 Great Deals out of 115,437 listings starting at $6,995
Used Chevrolet Colorado
264 Great Deals out of 19,422 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
280 Great Deals out of 38,300 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
396 Great Deals out of 45,084 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
18 Great Deals out of 297 listings starting at $3,950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
10 Great Deals out of 318 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
361 Great Deals out of 44,495 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Avalanche
228 Great Deals out of 5,747 listings starting at $2,200