What are the causes of an oil pump failure in a car

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Apart from using pressurized engine oil, all automobiles use an oil pump. The role of the oil pump is to allow the oil to flow throughout all the components during the operation. When the oil pump becomes malfunctioned, it can seriously damage the vehicle’s engine. Oil contamination, normal wear and tear, infrequent oil changes, sludge build-up- are the typical causes of oil pump failure. The best way to keep the oil pump in good order is to follow the maintenance schedule suggested by the manufacturer.

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WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF AN OIL PUMP FAILURE IN A CAR?

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Friction is the enemy of the engine as it adversely affects efficiency as well as lifespan of the engine.

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Different components of the engine need to be properly lubricated to run smoothly in a friction less surrounding.

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Besides, circulation of pressurized oil also helps to get rid of the excess amount of heat generated due to the combustion process.

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Oil pump generates the pressure required to circulate the oil throughout the engine. Pressurized oil reaches every corner of the engine and thus helps the engine to run efficiently.

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However, a defective oil pump could not do its job efficiently which could impair an engine.

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CAUSES OF AN OIL PUMP FAILURE

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Lack of a sufficient amount of oil could increase pressure on the oil pump. LOW OIL LEVEL

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Besides, an oil pump also needs to be properly lubricated to run smoothly. However, unavailability of a sufficient amount of lubricant could adversely affect its performance.

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So, it is essential to inspect the quantity of engine oil on a daily basis.

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CONTAMINATED ENGINE OIL Deposition of metallic particles, dirt particles, fuel and other kinds of contaminants in the engine oil could negatively affect its ability of lubrication.

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Neglecting the engine oil contamination could damage an oil pump.

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So, the quality of the engine oil needs to be inspected regularly.

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SLUDGE BUILD UP Presence of a huge amount of contaminants could combine with old engine oil to create sludge.

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Sludge build up inside the engine not only adversely affects the performance of the engine but also could damage the oil pump.

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LACK OF MAINTENANCE Lack of maintenance like skipping an oil change or ignoring the signs of a problematic oil pump could trigger major mechanical malfunctions in the oil pump.

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Besides, defective components of an oil pump should be replaced immediately and engine oil should be flushed after a certain time interval to avoid sludge build up.

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BOTTOM LINE

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An Oil pump plays a vital role in the performance of an engine and thus it needs special attention.

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Malfunctions in such an important part of the engine could have disastrous consequences.

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Signs of a defective oil pump should not be neglected and timely action should be taken to fix such problems.

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Regular maintenance is the key to keep it in working order.

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