Should I buy a 2003 avalanche with it having issues with the oil pressure pump & it needing to be replaced

Asked by Feb 10, 2014 at 03:04 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

635

Hey, Price and condition. You know what it takes to fix!

Best Answer Mark helpful
11,595

Just be sure it's the pump. Low oil pressure also indicates worn or damaged bearings in the bottom end. I'm 1 for 4 on my motor's with low oil pressure. 1 weak pump, verses 3 bearings. I don't mean to scare you just letting you know. A mechanics stethoscope would let you listen to the bearings. If you offer this as a negotion fact it may lower the price. If it's the 5.3 they are very cheap used. It's a gamble.

19,765

buy as is and spend around $3000 to get it right, including a crate engine that is a turn key. This is one that is ready to drop in, turn the key and drive. Lower his asking price to get it. If that is a problem, what else are you getting that may be an issue. Look it over very carefully. Transmissions, 4 X 4 transfer cases and other items are expensive.

Your Answer:

Avalanche

Looking for a Used Avalanche in your area?

CarGurus has 4,196 nationwide Avalanche listings starting at $2,250.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Avalanche Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    380
  • #2
    David Scott
    Reputation
    180
  • #3
    Oscar Leon
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,803 Great Deals out of 154,112 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,239 Great Deals out of 210,399 listings starting at $1,300
Used Cadillac Escalade EXT
13 Great Deals out of 551 listings starting at $2,975
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
523 Great Deals out of 37,969 listings starting at $1,250
Used GMC Sierra 1500
708 Great Deals out of 61,161 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Ram 1500
338 Great Deals out of 9,379 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
264 Great Deals out of 40,467 listings starting at $1,999
Used Cadillac Escalade
213 Great Deals out of 12,072 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Tundra
472 Great Deals out of 39,682 listings starting at $2,700
Used GMC Yukon
337 Great Deals out of 21,553 listings starting at $2,450
Used Chevrolet Suburban
325 Great Deals out of 22,691 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
387 Great Deals out of 30,272 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota Tacoma
421 Great Deals out of 48,132 listings starting at $2,994

Used Cars For Sale

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 367 listings starting at $14,987
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 219 listings starting at $12,800
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 415 listings starting at $10,495
2010 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 217 listings starting at $8,495
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
247 listings starting at $8,299

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.