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2010 Silverado 5.3 has low oil pressure at cold start and

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2010 Silverado 5.3 has low oil pressure at cold start and then after driving a little has no oil pressure...need help trouble shooting this problem don't want to replace oil pump for nothing
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Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago
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have you verified oil pressure with a external mechanical gauge
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No where can you connect one?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
In the same hole as the oil pressure sensor?
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

correct the fitting adapter is part # ***** - Oil Pressure Adapter http://www.handsontools.com/Kent-Moore-J-21867-6-Adapter-Oil-Pressure-Gauge-J21867-6_p_21132.html

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can you do this with out removing intake?
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

yes but its a bare to get in there but it can be done yes..

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I already put a new oil pressure sensor in nothing changed still did same thing
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

well its the best way to verify if its truly weak oil pressure or gauge or sender issue. are you the original owner? do you know the maintenance history since day 1?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No i just got the truck
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
If the oil pressure readings are correct what would the next step be?
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

how many miles? any engine noise? any lights? any signs of sludge or lack of maintenance?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Around 110,000 no lights besides the oil pressure i changed the oil and filter as well. The oil that came out was black. Should i try flushing the motor with something?
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

I would generally I flush by putting 50 percent oil and 50 percent tranny fluid and drive it around a few days...it cleans the motor real well

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ive heard of that before... What else could it be besides sludge causing the oil pressure drops
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

oil pump sludge or internal bearing failure rod or main bearings

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ill try flushing it and then mechanical guage oil pressure and if its really got oil pressure dropping out then the motor is shot?
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

well it could be oil pump and or bearings...tear down to find extent of damage or motor replacement would be the next step

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok ill see what happens could you send me the procedure for replacing oil pump?
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

is it 4x4?

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Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

its a big job 8.5 hours

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Sounds like fun
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