1999 GMC SAVANA OIL PRESSURE KILL SWITCH

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  • KenAsh
  • 1999 GMC Savana

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 GMC Savana V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 71000 miles

Do 5.7L GMC vans have an oil pressure kill switch, activated by loss of oil pressure?
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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 8:41 AM

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  • merlin2021
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Try this simple test, locate the fuel pump relay in the under hood fuse relay center, with engine running, pull the fuel pump relay, if the engine stops running the oil pressure switch is faulty, if it continues to run, it's OK. Any codes stored? SES light on? Retrive codes and freeze frame data, post here. The switch is on the top rear of the engine, and has a three wire connector.

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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 9:02 AM
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Will a faulty oil pressure switch also make it not start?

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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 6:59 PM
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Yes, it's a saftey system.

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 AT 4:47 PM

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