what causes oil pressure drop on my 2012 chevy silverado 1500. It drops from around 40 to nearly 20 when I come to a complete stop.

Asked by Feb 06, 2017 at 03:54 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

73,065

If this is the 5.3L engine, there are some reported problems with oil pressure with this motor. The usual fix is replacing the oil pump and checking the pick-up tube. May want to search more on this on line.

73,065

One thing you should try is to take out the screen under the oil pressure sending unit and clean it or replace it. It is known to get plugged. You might as well put a new oil pressure sender in while it is out.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,460
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    1,960
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    1,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
790 Great Deals out of 67,767 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford F-150
2,121 Great Deals out of 181,534 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
321 Great Deals out of 29,090 listings starting at $2,650
Used Toyota Tundra
440 Great Deals out of 33,419 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
562 Great Deals out of 41,710 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ram 1500
932 Great Deals out of 115,280 listings starting at $6,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
642 Great Deals out of 36,921 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Colorado
250 Great Deals out of 29,666 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet Camaro
418 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
339 Great Deals out of 43,336 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
744 Great Deals out of 42,182 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Charger
419 Great Deals out of 27,620 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD For Sale
399 listings starting at $31,393
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD For Sale
41 listings starting at $25,872
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD For Sale
41 listings starting at $21,248
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD For Sale
96 listings starting at $20,818
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD For Sale
46 listings starting at $11,900

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.