oil pump

Asked by Jan 04, 2016 at 10:33 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently, after a long trip to my sons, my low oil pressure light came on. I always keep up maintenance, and it was not making any noise, but I immediately stopped. I have replaced the sensor, and still the light is on, but it doesn't come on while warming up, but when it is put into gear. Is the oil pump the next step? If so, who can give me details on how to change it? Thank you!

3 Answers

37,955

It is not your oil pump. Under the oil sensor you replaced is a fine screen type basket that gets gummed up. You need to take it out and clean it. This is giving you a false oil pressure reading. Common problem on theses.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thank you, Rowefast, for your help. I changed the sensor, but didn't know about the screen at the time. I have had some false readings on my tire sensor (always front) could this be some kind of loose wire? It will say it is really high like 99 psi then jump to 0, when in fact they have about 38.

37,955

No I guess you have to get a new valve stem installed. The stems are around $5 bucks, plus what they want to do it.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 149,089 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,650
#2 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,440
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,142 Great Deals out of 57,998 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150
3,370 Great Deals out of 203,970 listings starting at $1,273
Used Dodge Ram 1500
547 Great Deals out of 12,938 listings starting at $1,795
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
419 Great Deals out of 29,179 listings starting at $2,998
Used Toyota Tundra
662 Great Deals out of 28,228 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Tacoma
778 Great Deals out of 33,338 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,061 Great Deals out of 32,236 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Colorado
326 Great Deals out of 17,109 listings starting at $2,195
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
479 Great Deals out of 42,554 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Ram 2500
174 Great Deals out of 5,610 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
122 Great Deals out of 13,769 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 7,544 listings starting at $36,386
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 599 listings starting at $36,999
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,098 listings starting at $29,750
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,554 listings starting at $24,269
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 522 listings starting at $16,988