Oil pressure gauge

Tiny
MRFIXIT4U
  • 2006 CHEVROLET EXPRESS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES

The oil gauge on my 2006 chevy express 2500 van spikes to 60 on the gauge. The oil level is ok. When I shut off the motor it goes down to 0. Then once the vehicle is started again it jumps right back up. Could the gauge be bad.

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 12:49 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Sounds like the oil pressure relief valve is sticking closed

Check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge, if normal replace the oil pressure switch. If abnormal could mean oil pump and engine bearing.

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 1:43 AM
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THATGUY43
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I have an 2006 chevy 2500 cargo van and my oil pressure reads below 40 psi when idle at a speed after 10 mins it raises just above 40 psi everyday I have to let vehicle run 10 to 15 mins before pulling off and once going it takes 10 mins before reaching 40 psi I changed oil pump and pressure sender

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like you have a bad stepper motor in the gauge. They have kits on Amazon to replace the motor but they need to be soldered in if you do not wish to do that then you can have the cluster rebuilt. Here is a video that will help you see what you are in for and how to get the cluster out.

https://youtu.be/_HEC44xENxw

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, November 17th, 2017 AT 1:33 PM

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