2003 Chevy Tahoe Oil pressure low warning

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
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2003 Chevy Tahoe 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 70K miles

Yikes! I'm a woman who knows little about cars. Our family was in the Tahoe when the oil pressure low warning bell and light came on. We stopped the car, checked the oil (it was fine) and read the book. It said to pull over ASAP, as engine might overheat and catch fire. We saw a garage, restarted Tahoe and drove about 1/2 mile and began to hear awful noise. Turned into garage, turned off truck. Mechanic says we may have to replace engine because oil pump is shot and didn't do it's job on that short drive. Is this possible to burn up an engine in that short amount of time?
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 6:20 PM

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Tiny
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Did he physically check the oil pressure before he told you that-when the oil pump goes kaput theres no oil being circulated therefore engine bearings will be ruined at that short distance-
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Absolutely possible. Unfortunately if you had oil in the engine when you lost oil pressure then the engine had already started to fail and there was really nothing you could have done about it. Rarely does a oil pump fail, usually its internal bearing failure that makes the engine lose its oil pressure.
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Amen! Mr. MTT
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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Are you sure you dont have a long lost twin brother because we think an awful lot alike. Either that or were just good.
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 6:33 PM
Tiny
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Lol we're the world's best in the automotive servicing business-as per the twin who knows could be-keep up the good work on helping people in need with and w/o $$$$$$$ -We're just too good and nobody will take that away from the Team 2carpros

Later bro catch you somewhere again-have a nice day
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 6:42 PM

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