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Oil Pump Common Faults and Replacement

What is it?

The oil pump in an internal combustion engine that circulates engine oil under pressure to the rotating bearings, the sliding pistons and the camshaft of the engine.

Where is it located?

The oil pump can sometimes be on the outside of the engine, if not it can be an externally mounted pump.

Indicators of faults:

Low oil pressure.
Increased engine operating temperature.
Noise.

Common faults:

Oil pump failure.

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