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Motor what are the symptoms of a bad oil pump?

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  • brian m wareing
    brian m wareing Mar 28, 2014

    one thing it starts to rattle and your temp;uture will start going up watch it close i have had five when you change you can buy a kit it has oil pump tensioner timing belt water pump and cam seals for a hundred bucks just did one it is in by your timing so it is foolish to not change all as itright in front of you the labor for a timing belt is pricey but once there everything else i mentioned is only a couple screws for all the rest as it is right in front of you now so everything else only takes an hour or so to change

  • Wheatley Douglas
    Wheatley Douglas Mar 29, 2014

    The oil pressure indicator will come on and the running of the engine will sound a bit more strain other than the sound of an engine with efficient lubricating oil in all parts of the engines.



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No oil at the top end.Remove the valve cover and have someone start the car.If the oil spits up your good if it doesn't then the pump isn't picking it up.

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