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How Long Does an Oil Pump O Ring Last?
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump Cover Gasket
Common signs include oil leaking near the timing cover or intake manifold and lower than normal oil pressure.
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 an Oil Pump Cover Gasket Last?
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How to Replace an Engine Oil Pump
The oil pump is the heart of the engine - it pumps vital lubricant and supplies pressure to every moving part. The pump is required to provide 3 to 6 gallons...
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...

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Oil pressure high on starting truck
Hello. There could be a problem with the oil pressure sensor giving false readings. It is also possible that the oil pump is starting to fail and sending false readings to the oil pressure sensor. Unless you have experience with...
Oil light bar gauge
Hello. It is possible that the oil pump is not operating properly and this is causing the oil light to come on. You could try switching the low pressure and high pressure sensor wires to see if that fixes the...
oil pump drive
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix. The pump is self priming. If the red Oil Pressure Warning Light is not on, there is sufficient oil pressure. When engines are assembled, the oiling system is...
Car is using more oil than it should
Hi! The fuel filter on your Prizm is located inside the fuel tank and is part of the fuel level sensor assembly and the fuel pump. It's a pretty messy and is about a 7 out of 10 in the...
oil pump swap
Hello. If the pump are from a 2.2 5S-FE or 2.0 3S-GE engine, then yes, they should be interchangeable as long as the correct oil pans are used. If the engines are Turbo, then the oil pumps are completely different....
oil pressure drops,replaced oil pump, ran for a 2 months, and again pressure drops after afew minutes.
Engine oil pressure may go lower after an engine gets warm. You should have the oil pressure checked with a gauge tester to verify the oil pressure is within specification. If it falls to below specification, then you should replace...
Sluggish feel in gas pedal
Hi there, thanks for writing about your 1979 Volvo 244. First, you should confirm there is good spark at the spark plugs to eliminate ignition as a problem. Then, check fuel pressure for the correct pressure - it is likely...
My oil pump went out on my car and now my engine is knocking. Would it be OK to start it and drive it up on a trailer?
Even starting the engine with no oil pump or no oil pressure can damage the internal bearings, crankshaft, and camshafts. When you put it under a load like trying to get it on a trailer, you may damage the engine...
Stalling misfiring CEL
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2003 Jeep TJ. Yes a clogged catalytic converter can cause the O2 sensors to go bad prematurely. I suggest replacing the clogged catalytic converter before installing the new O2 sensors. I can't say...
Replace a oil pump
Replacing an oil pump involves dropping down the front sub frame and then removing the oil pan. You will need to support the engine and transmission assembly. The important question here is: why are you replacing the pump? ...
My truck turns over but won't start.
It is possible that the oil pump has failed, however, it could also be something else. If it turns over slower than normal, that indicates possible internal bearing damage from lack of oil, due to the pump failure. If it...
Car suddenly shut off, fuel expelled on the filter
I suspect you have fuel pressure on your 2000 Isuzu Tropper, but the engine potentially died for another reason - perhaps for running low on oil since you mention that you need to add oil all the time. You will...
Rough idling misfire & a thumping sound from the front of engine
Hello. It sounds like your cam timing may still be off or there may be another issue. I would typically do a compression test first. If the compression is low on only a couple of cylinders, then you have an...
Won't start changed pump
Hello. If your car is not starting, then the first thing I would check is to see if the ignition system is functioning properly. I would then move on to checking the fuel and engine performance systems. One quick thing...
Had a hole in the oil pan so replaced it. Ever since then the oil filter will spray out oil.
Try checking all of the fittings near and around the oil filter housing as well as the oil pump. Check to be sure the correct O-ring is sealing correctly when the oil filter is screwed on as this is a...
Oil pump and oil sending housing unit
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The oil pressure gauge monitors the oil pressure in one of the main oil ways near to the pump and filter. There is a hole tapped into the engine block with a sensor (for...
I changed my oil pump and now when I try to start it it only clicks once
Unfortunately you have already damaged the motor running the engine until it dies when it lost oil pressure. The bearings for the crankshaft and camshaft have been starved of oil and seized the engine. You will need to have the...
I cannot get yhe upper oil pan off, i have removed all screws, how do you remove the lower baffle and oil pump strainer/pickup
Chances are high that you have a bolt or two hidden out of sight. I believe the part you are having trouble with is sometimes referred to as a "main bearing support plate." Sometimes this part is also called a...
Oil pressure gauge is reading high
This is not normal. Issues like this should be looked at by a qualified mechanic. This can be caused by many things such as a blocked or clogged oil passage, over filling the oil the last time the oil was...
Transmission issue
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. With the engine only revving up and the transmission is not moving in any direction forward or reverse, then there is a problem with the pump in the transmission. The transmission oil pump...

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