Auto Systems and Repair: Oil Pump Replacement

The oil pump may be located in the oil pan or operated by the timing belt (or timing chain).

  • If the oil pump is located in the engine oil pan, the pan must be removed to replace the oil pump.
  • If the timing belt operates the oil pump, the engine's fan belts and timing components must also be removed in order to gain access to the oil pump.
  • If the oil pump is driven directly by the crankshaft, the accessory belts, timing cover, timing belt, and crankshaft pulley must be removed in order to access the oil pump.

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