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

The car starts and sounds fine. But after about 15 min. of running begins to tap and run rough then shuts down.

by in Saint Petersburg, FL on July 03, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on July 04, 2011
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
COMMENT by on July 04, 2011
Thanks guys I appreciate it. Is the oil pan removable without lifting the motor from it's mounts?
ANSWER by on July 04, 2011
the oil pump is located behind the timing cover on the front of the crank a chiltons manual might help