what causes low oil pressure

Asked by May 06, 2016 at 06:00 PM about the 2003 GMC Sonoma

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

low oil pressure when idling

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Bad oil pump bypass valve, worn engine bearings, missing oil galley plugs. etc.

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Defective oil pressure sender or gauge can indicate low pressure when the pressure is normal.

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So verify by checking the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge.

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