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09-19-2004, 11:15 AM
Hi all,

First post here.....

I hate to ask this, but i have a 3.8L with a oil pump problem.... I just finished 4 days of wrenching on the car to replace the oil pump...

I still don't have any decent pressure... The reasion i did the pump was low pressure (warning light comming on when at a stop sign, and yes the oil level was right)

I'm so PO'd about this...

If ANYONE could gimme a hint to were and what to do..... it would make one happy camper....

Thank you,

09-20-2004, 07:39 AM
Bump TTT

09-20-2004, 07:41 AM
If this is a 3800, you might want to try ClubGP's (www.clubgp.com) forum

09-20-2004, 07:42 AM
Did you actually check the pressue with a gauge? Just because the light comes on, doesn't mean it's working correctly. Those things are notoriously inaccurate.

09-20-2004, 08:10 AM
might have good pressure but a bad oil pressure sending unit causing the light to come on

09-20-2004, 08:38 AM
Yep. The pressure sending unit is the first thing I'd replace.

09-21-2004, 07:20 AM
Thanks, ya'll........ i gotta give the gauge a try to see whats up... took it ot the local dealer, i know the service manager (used to work on his sons car stereo) he said it's prolly a crank or cam bearing... Time to sell...

Thanks again