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Old 05-28-2014, 05:57 PM
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We got my son a 2003 quad cab 2 WD, truck has 134,000. Had it about 2 months now. He was driving home from school today and lost oil pressure, he was close to home and drove it home. Full of oil, but not showing oil pressure. Does have the 5.7. Take it to the shop Friday. He did drive it about 4 mile with it showing no oil pressure. Could the oil pump just go out? Any thoughts? Just hopping no major issues with motor.
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Never heard of a hemi oil pump failing, but sensors do fail. I'd probably have shut her down instantly, but I'm not real lucky.
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I would have shut it down also. My is 15 ( has learners permit), my wife was with him. They called me what to do, but by that time he was less than an 1/8 mile from home. He did say it was making the "Hemi tick".
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Update, shop told me the oil pump is bad along with the sending unit. Gets replaced tomorrow. They believe the moter is fine. Find out tomorrow if anything else is wrong.
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Well bad news. Oil pump is bad, dosent look like the oil had been changed in a long time. Oil pan was full of sludge , pick up tube was clogged. They didn't know how it was even getting any oil pressure at all. Now the really bad news, there was a lot of anti freeze in the oil pan. They recommend not fixing, don't believe it is a bad head gasket. Getting a new moter put in this week.
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