what should i look for to tell if the oil pump is going bad?

Asked by jayb32 Jan 16, 2015 at 09:05 PM about the 2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

oil light just came on today--had the oil changed last week-- I turned the car off and started
again and it went off and stayed off--so i am thinking it might be the oil pump going bad--
no sure how to tell if it is going bad

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Oil pumps usually last the life of the engine- and yours is only 10 years old- when I rebuilt the engine on my Fiat last year I checked the tolerances on my oil pump- and it was still within specs- so I put it back in- it works great- after 40 years! More likely your problem is the switch, sender or light-

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They may not have put enough oil in it, lots of variables. Make sure your close to the full line but not too close. Its a Toyota, great engineering, great dummy lights, just take your time and check it out.

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