The oil pump is the component in your engine responsible for distributing the oil in your Nissan to various critical engine parts. It is designed to pump the pressurized oil through the engine faster than the engine can use it, pushing the oil through designated oil passages. The oil passages themselves are responsible for sending the right amount of oil to the right locations, keeping everything protected from dangerous metal on metal contact. A faulty oil pump is not able to send the correct amount of pressurized oil through the oil passages, which can ultimately lead to damage in the engine.
In the event that your Nissan’s oil pump does develop a fault, this will trigger the Low Oil Pressure warning to illuminate on your indicator panel. If this light comes on, you can not continue operating your Nissan; it needs to be towed immediately to Nissan of Tustin’s Service Department. Even if the engine’s dipstick indicates that there is enough oil, your vehicle can not be safely driven if the oil pump is not creating pressure.
Once your Nissan arrives to our Service Department, one of our trained technicians will begin to diagnose the oil pump. During the Oil Pump Replacement Service, we will check the oil level before we do anything because if it has been running low on oil for a while, it can cause oil starvation issues. Then we will move on to inspect the oil pressure sensor to ensure it is operating properly before coming to the oil pump. From there we will be able to ascertain what exactly requires replacement, saving you time and money by avoiding additional damage down the road.
Nissan of Tustin takes the hassle out of vehicle maintenance. If you are a busy person that needs your Nissan vehicle serviced, you are the customer that we designed the Express Service Department for. Stop by the Nissan of Tustin today to receive service with a quickness at our Express Service Department. All express services are completed by a Nissan certified technician that will complete your work quickly, conveniently, and at the highest quality, you expect. Every Nissan Express Service includes a free multi-point inspection to identify any areas of concern before they become major problems.