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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing High Pressure Safety Valve
Common signs include the Oil Pressure Light illuminating, increased engine noise, and oil pressure dropping.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pressure Sensor
Common signs include the Oil Pressure Light coming on or blinking constantly despite oil levels being fine or the oil pressure gauge reading zero.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket
Common signs include the Engine Oil Light coming on, oil dripping from the filter, and lower than normal oil pressure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Return Hose
Common signs include cracks or bulges on the hose and noticeable oil leaks.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump O-Ring
Common signs include a low level of engine oil, leaking oil covering other parts of the engine, and puddles of oil under the car.
How Long Does a High Pressure Safety Valve Last?
Among the most important parts of an engine is the oil that it contains. Without the right amount of oil pressure in an engine, it will be hard for all...
How Long Does a Transmission Oil Pressure Switch Last?
The transmission oil lubricates the different parts in the transmission to ensure they are protected against heat and friction. In addition, the transmission fluid pump creates hydraulic pressure inside of the...
How Long Does a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch Last?
Having a smooth running car is no accident. A lot of different parts have to work in conjunction with each other for the engine to run smoothly. The variable valve timing (VVT)...
5 Warning Lights You Should Never Ignore
Car warning lights tell you something in your car needs attention. If you see the Check Engine Light or other warnings, get it inspected right away.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission)
Common signs include visible damage on the hose, oil leaking around the fittings, transmission overheating, and deterioration in the rubber.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Cooler
Common signs include oil or coolant leaking from the oil cooler, oil getting in the cooling system, and coolant getting in the oil.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Vent Oil Separator
Common signs include smoke coming from the exhaust pipe, the Check Engine Light coming on, excessive oil consumption, and sludge under the oil cap.
What Does the Oil Pressure Warning Light Mean?
The oil pressure light warns you when the oil pressure in your car is getting low, due to either a pump malfunction or low oil level in the engine.
How to Replace an Oil Pressure Sensor on Most Cars
Oil pressure sensors fail if the sensor light blinks or stays on constantly when the pressure if acceptable or when the gauge is at zero.
How to Replace a Transmission Oil Pressure Switch
A transmission oil pressure switch relays measurements from the pump. If the filter is clogged, this switch puts the transmission into limp mode.
How to Replace a High Pressure Safety Valve
High pressure safety valves help the car engine run smoothly. Oil filter housings can burst if high pressure relief valves are stuck closed.
How to Buy a Good Quality Oil Pump
The movement of metal against metal in your engine can cause a great deal of friction and heat, which is tough on even the most durable metal parts. Metal-on-metal parts require a...
Is it Safe to Drive With the Oil Light On?
The Engine Oil Light indicates low engine oil levels or low engine oil pressure. Pull over and check your engine oil to avoid major engine damage.

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