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Signs of a Defective Oil Pump

- Decrease in Engine Oil Pressure

- Increase in Engine Temperature

- Abnormal Noises from the Valve Train or Oil Pump

- Check Engine Light is On

What is an Oil Pump?

The oil in a vehicle’s engine keeps all of its moving parts lubricated, preventing build-up, absorbing heat, and generally keeping it all running smoothly. The oil pump is an integral part of this operation, keeping the oil pressurized and moving it through the engine efficiently.

Oil moving through the engine helps to keep the engine cool by lubricating the moving parts and reducing friction. If the pump is unable to maintain the proper oil pressure, operating temperatures in the engine can rise. This is a critical issue that needs to be dealt with right away, as internal friction and an overheating engine can lead to even more serious engine problems and costly repairs.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, it could mean the engine has a faulty oil pump that needs to be replaced. If you notice oil leaking onto other parts of the engine, or onto the ground, it could be a worn oil pump gasket or o-ring that needs to be replaced immediately, in order to stop more engine oil from leaking out.

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