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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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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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Is the oil pressure sender catorgized with the oil pump?
The pressure sensor is "downstream" from the oil pump and is screwed into a passageway in the engine block. The sensor and the oil pump are completely separate and are not even in close proximity. The oil pump, though, does...
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Does the entire oil pump have to replaced if it's just the hose fattest degraded on a Suzuki XL-7 2007
If your oil pump has failed, replacing the oil pump on your vehicle costs less than $1,000. However, with only 82,000 miles on the engine, failure of the oil pump would be unusual. The oil pump can and should be...
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Power steering is very stiff.
The noise is coming from the power steering pump. The noise is the veins in the pump are worn causing a scraping sound at high revolutions. I recommend replacing the power steering pump is there is no leaks and if...
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Where is the oil pump located?
The oil pump is behind the harmonic balancer/crankshaft pulley and is bolted (approximately 8-10 bolts) to the front of the engine block. Prior to suspecting an oil pump fault, use an external pressure gauge to measure actual oil pressure at...
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Engine light was on it started with a slight knock on a cold morning. It didn't stop and it got worse.
Hi there. Depending on the sound of the knocking noise and where the noise is coming from on the engine will determine if the engine needs replaced or not. If the noise is near the top of the engine, then...
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How much for replacement of rear differential pump? 2006 Ford Freestyle
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic.com offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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I have a 2007 crown Vic interceptor my oil light came on and went off ,is that the oil pressure sensor or the oil pump itself? 2007 Ford Crown Vic
Hi there - to be specific, the oil pressure warning light is coming on in response to the oil pressure sensor (usually located on the block next to the oil filter). The sensor triggers at about 5 psi of oil...
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oil pressure light comes on when l stop at a light or when it idles then l push the gas peddle and it goes off.
When the oil pressure light comes on, the engine oil is loosing oil pressure. I recommend performing an oil change and filter change with a good brand filter. If the light is still coming on, then hook up a mechanical...
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Oil pressure gauge drops, idle goes crazy and wanting to die.
Hi there. Either the engine oil pump is plugged up or failing or the engine bearings are worn causing internal oil leakage. The engine is running rough and wanting to stall due to the lack of lubrication. I recommend seeking...

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