Good Morning Group!
I noticed a problem with the wife's 96 Grand Am last night. The
oil gauge is not registering any pressure at all. It bounces up and
down a little bit after start up, but does not really measure any
pressure. The engine is full of oil as we checked the dipstick. Car
is running fine. The oil light is not on nor are any of the "idiot"
lights. I think it might be a sensor, or maybe a switch, or maybe
an electrical problem. I had a similar problem with a Firebird years
ago that had the "check engine" light on for years, as no mechanics
could figure out what the problem was. It was chalked up to computer
problems that might be more expensive to fix than it was worth. Any
ideas? Thank you to all who reply!!!
Probably the oil pressure sending switch ( I hope ) that is
malfunctioning. Either bad or wire off or dirty. They are usually on
the lower block somewhere.
On 6 May 2004 06:07:43 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (RoryBellows) wrote:
It could be the sending unit for the gauge is bad. A bad wire, or
contact. It could even be a bad gauge.
I would locate the sender, and look for corrosion on the wire. Check
the wire first. If nothing out of the ordinary is found, I would just spend
the $30 for a new sender.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.