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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump O-Ring
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Oil light goes off and on
The engine oil pressure may be getting too low at idle from the engine oil pump not pumping enough pressure or the engine bearing are worn and leaking excess oil past them when the engine is running. You could also...
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cylinder misfire
There seems to be a variety of symptoms going on at the same time. Addressing the ticking issue, it could be your lifters, and it could also be your fuel injectors. This could be part of the problem when it...
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Is it possible to bypass putting a pulley back on?
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The engine oil pump is attached to the engine behind the timing chain, so putting a pulley back on will not bypass the engine oil pump. If you are referring to the power...
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Changed oil pump, still no pressure
Hello. At this point, it would be wise to hook up a mechanical gauge at the oil switch port and see if you are truly experiencing a low oil pressure issue or if there is something else going on. ...
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The oil pressure is fine but when I crank the car and when it warms up it drops down to maybe 20 and starts knocking a little. Whats wrong?
The first step is to check the level of the oil. Assuming it's full, and there are no leaks on the system, it could be the pump or the sensor. The easiest way, despite that you need a special tool,...
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My oil pressure sending unit is faulty. What is the cost to replace it?
The cost of replacing your oil pressure sensor will depend on what year and model your Ford is and sometimes the engine type as well. But you should know that oil pressure can be low even with plenty of oil...

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