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1996 Mercury Sable Question: Where is the oil pump located on this vehicle?

 

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demoprgd, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Saint Petersburg, FL, July 03, 2011, 20:34
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The car starts and sounds fine. But after about 15 min. of running begins to tap and run rough then shuts down.

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    mastertech6371 July 04, 2011, 04:20
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    inside the oil pan. the pick ups clogg frequently and cause this type of issue. it can be determined when the pan is dropped and looking at the pick up screen.

    Roy

    Sorry, i miss read the motor. it is behind the crank pulley. thanks for correcting me.

    Roy

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    demoprgd, July 04, 2011, 08:03
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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. Is the oil pan removable without lifting the motor from it's mounts?

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    chinasinoy July 04, 2011, 04:22
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    the oil pump is located behind the timing cover on the front of the crank a chiltons manual might help

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