Oil pressure Gauge
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#1 Dec 12, 2006
Oil pressure gauge needle on my 04 yukon drops to zero or no pressure after driving for about 20 miles. I don't get any warning lights and truck drives fine.

Any idea what this could be? Faulty gauge?


Tupelo, MS

#2 Dec 18, 2006
I have a 2003 Yukon with 43,000 miles that just started doing the same thing. I changed out the sending unit, but that was not the problem. Dealer has a program where you take out the gauge cluster, send it back and they change out the oil pressure gauge, and return it, around $500.

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jan 11, 2007
I have a 2003 GMC Sierra with 56,000 miles doing the same thing. My dealer told me that the gage cluster needs to be replaced. Sounds like a need for a recall!!!

Hidalgo, TX

#4 Jan 25, 2007
my 2004 Yukon Xl started doing the same thing same days it will be past 80 other days it wont even go past 0 i have 50,000 I know they have a TSB#3110 but I'm not sure what that means

Edmond, OK

#5 Jan 26, 2007
I had the same problem with my 2003 Yukon with aound 50,000 miles. First it was the oil pressure gauge, then the spedo, now the fuel guage seems to be acting up. Does not happen everytime it is driven, only after around 30-45 minutes of driving time.

Sabattus, ME

#6 Feb 5, 2007
I have an 04 silverado that rolled 86k and started doing the same thing, oil pressure dropping (climbs too high also). Had a local dealer screw me and change out the oil pressure sending unit for 156 parts/labor. (Leominster, MA)

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Feb 13, 2007
I have a 2003 gmc three quarter ton pickup. Oil pressure is wacked out what is the remedy.

Rebecca, GA

#8 Apr 30, 2007
2003 Yukon with 80,000+. Low oil pressure light comes on and goes off after driving down an incline. Mechanic said he has seen this before and suggested an engine replacement. WHAT??? I'm getting a second opinion.
Mike Baldwin

Maxton, NC

#9 Jun 20, 2007
I have 03' Sierra with the same problem. Typical for a GM product to have problems. This is my 2nd Z-71, and i told myself after owning the 1st one i would never own another GM product. Well I could kick myself square in the butt. This one will be for sale after i get the instrument cluster fixed. I have had great performance out of Toyotas and thats what Im going back to.


#10 Jul 9, 2007
I'd never ever drive a Jap or any other 4x4 except American,and I'm not even American.
I had Mitsubishi Pajero [Montero for u]3.5 V6
and a Nissan Patrol 4.8 VTC engine...It's not the same as a big V8 under the hood..And my
Yukon Denali 2000 has been reliable..135,000 on the clock..Even Jap trucks need work,and not always reliable..It depends how you maintain your truck and look after it!!

Richmond, VA

#11 Oct 11, 2007
My 03 Z71 Tahoe has been having crazy oil pressure for about 3 months. Now I've got the Low Oil Pressure alarm going off every 5 minutes I drive it (sometimes every 30 seconds) It's like water torture not knowing when it's going to start Dinging at me (that suker's loud!) Hope to replace the gauge cluster but not looking forward to the $$

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jul 6, 2008
2003 yukon runs around 47 on oil pressure an hits 70 out of first gear an bounces with each shift, is this just the gauge or time to dump my yukon. 50,000 miles

El Mirage, AZ

#13 Jan 20, 2009
2003 Yukon Xl with 64,000 miles and oil pressure gauge hit 0 on last trip of 150 mile. Now locally oil pressure only registers between 20-40 closer to 20 and will sometimes drop to 0.

Ormond Beach, FL

#14 Feb 28, 2009
04 Tahoe just rolled 80,000. Oil pressure gauge started dropping to zero after driving home from work on 2/7, (about 23 miles). Did the same thing a few days later. Took it to Chevy dealer, on 2/10, they changed out sending unit $235, then today, 2/28, coming home from work, did the same thing. Sounds like GM needs a recall on this.

Greenwood, IN

#15 Jul 29, 2009
Just purchased a used 2004 yukon danali. Everything was great until our last trip. Every 20 miles or so the Oil pressure gauge dropped to 0. I would stop the car and let it sit a few minutes. I had to repeat this process a few times to get home. It sounds like this is a common problem but what is the solution. Thanks for the Info.

United States

#16 Nov 24, 2009
I have 2003 Yukon 4.8L, 120k/mi. I take very good care of it. Has been running great. Recently had to replace the Fuel Pump because it stalled and wouldn't start any more. $750, not the dealership. I also decided to replace the Transmission filter because we were taking a long trip. The vehicle ran fine during the trip, and back. A few days after the trip, the oil pressure gauge suddenly dropped to 0. Took a look around,checked cables, hoses, looked for leaks. After about 30 minutes Started it up and the Oil Pressure gauge was fine at 40 again. About a week later my wife was driving and reported that all the gauges went to 0. The Yukon ran fine, but the guages are becoming intermittent. I went to the local dealership to purchase a service manual for my vehicle. The told me to contact Helm Inc. I tried going to their online site, they won't let me purchase unless I have a dealer ID. I stopped by the service desk to ask a technician about the problem. Asked if there were any common problems or similar problems. He said they've never seen this. He said its probably a gauge. If I have to take it to a shop, I'll find a different one.

Scottsville, KY

#17 Nov 26, 2009
I have a 2003 GMC seirra 1500 4x4 and it started doing the same thing about a week ago.The oil pressure gauge drops to zero after driving it for a mile or so. If I spot the truck and turn it off and crank it back up again, it will go up to 40 again only to drop back to zero agian. I just fixed the problem of it stalling at low rpm and some times it would not even crank over, all the lights came on but no start, not a sound.It was the Ignition Switch and Key Lock Cylinder.

United States

#18 Dec 9, 2009
I have an 04' GMC 2500 that acted up this morning, only because it was 20 deg below zero. The oil pressure wouldnt come up at all, and after about 15 min. it came up all the way past 80 almost to the oil insignia. Talked to the dealer and they said as long as I had less than 70,000 miles( mine has 51,000) the factory would replace the cluster and cover labor at no charge to me. That was a relief to hear. They said this applies only to 03'& 04's
executivesuperst ar

West Linn, OR

#19 Dec 19, 2009
valentin wrote:
Oil pressure gauge needle on my 04 yukon drops to zero or no pressure after driving for about 20 miles. I don't get any warning lights and truck drives fine.
Any idea what this could be? Faulty gauge?
I have the same problem (just hit 100,000 mi. Was told it was the gage but would have to replace the entire cluster. I'm going to live with it and depend on the idiot light.

Calgary, Canada

#20 Oct 5, 2010
We have had the same problem on our 03 GMC Sierra Denali. Our oil gauge is dinging and the third mechanic is attempting to find the problem. We have replaced the sensor and the cluster already and have not yet solved the problem. They are in the process of removing the engine to diagnose the problem, but it is starting to cost a small fortune. I see many similar problems, but not a lot of solutions.

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