2003 GMC Sierra oil pressure light comes on

Tiny
LEOJA
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  • 2003 GMC SIERRA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Took vehicle in due to oil pressure signal, replaced oil
pressure sensor. Signal came back after about a week. Was suggested to replace oil pump, then told engine had sludge. Regular oil changes were done on vehicle. Do you have any suggestions as to problem?
Signal seems to come on only after highway driving.

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 9:39 PM

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Tiny
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Are you using the proper weight of oil? Also an engine oil flush would not hurt, there could be sludge built up. Oil pump is possibly becoming weak and failing as well, but you would normally hear some noises due to lack of oil in engine.
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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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What would be the proper oil weight? I have been using 5 30
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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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Your engine was designed to use SAE 5W30 oil so that would not be the problem.
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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 10:06 PM

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