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The oil pump is an essential piece of equipment that keeps your Ford Taurus running. It lubricates the engine by keeping the oil circulating. Without this lubrication, the engine wouldn't run. An oil pump is usually located in the oil pan. If you want to change the oil pump and replace it with a new one, roll up your sleeves and get ready for some dirty work.
Drive your Ford Taurus up onto ramps or lifts so you have room to work as you pull out the oil pump. You could also use a jack, but make sure you brace the front wheels so they don't roll. In addition, set the emergency break firmly into position so the car doesn't roll.
Take the engine out and put it on an engine stand then remove the upper intake manifold. Take off the valve covers then the accessory drive belt.
Remove the power steering pump and the alternator. The water pump is the next component to remove, followed by the A/C compressor and bracket.
Rotate the pulley shaft clockwise to remove the crankshaft pulley. It has left-handed threads.
Pull out the oil pan and the oil pump screen and tube. Take off the front cover and the timing chains and remove the crankshaft timing gears. Finally, remove the oil pump, taking note of the bolts you removed and in which order you remove them.
Insert New Oil Pump
Install the new oil pump and put the bolts back on in the same manner you removed them. Tighten these bolts to 71 to 106 in-lb.
Reinsert the crankshaft timing gears, timing chains and front cover. Put the oil pump screen and tube back on, torquing the bolts to 71 to 106 in-lb, and torque the nut to 15 to 22 ft-lb.
Put the oil pan back in, then the crankshaft pulley. Install the A/C compressor and bracket using new bolts for the A/C. Add the water pump, alternator, power steering pump, the accessory drive belt, valve covers and upper intake manifold.
Replace the engine back into your Ford Taurus and fill the crankcase. Start your engine and look for leaks in the area you were working.
The oil pan has to be dropped to get at it , it's bolted to bottom of the engine. I have done it on F-150 pick-up's before with a V-8. Had to take motor mounts lose so I could jack up engine to get the oil pan past the front cross member. Also had to reach in and take lose oil pick-up tube and drop in the oil pan . Not a tough job ,hardest part is cleaning old gasket off. A wire wheel on a drill does a real good job.
OIL PUMP IN THE OIL PAN.YOU HAVE TO REMOVE OIL PAN TO REPLACE OIL PUMP.IF YOU HAVE 4.6L ENGINE YOU HAVE TO REMOVE FRONT TIMING CHAIN COVER AND TIMING CHAIN.REMOVE OIL PAN.REMOVE THREE BOLTS AND THE OIL PUMP SCREEN COVER TUBE AND REMOVE OIL PUMP.YOU NEED TO SUBMERGE NEW OIL PUMP IN CLEAN ENGINE OIL TO PRIME IT.
Remove oil pan, making sure to drain oil first. Remove oil pump attaching bolts. Lift off oil pump and withdraw oil pump drive shaft.
Prime the new oil pump by filling either the inlet or outlet port with engine oil. Rotate the pump shaft to distribute oil within the pump body. Insert oil pump drive shaft into block dwith the pointed end facing inward. The pointed end is closest to the pressed-on flange. Place oil pump into position with a new gasket and install attaching screws. Tighten the screws to 15-22 foot pounds of tourque. Clean and install the oil pump inlet tube and screen assembly with a new gasket. Tighten the bolts, then replace the oil pan.
Clean of any debris and replace gasket. Fit the oil pan bolts and tighten in two steps. Start from the rear/left hand side and tighten first, then tighten the bolt in the front/right side. Alternate from rear to front, working from back to front and front to back.
The oil pan is where the oil collects on the bottom of the engine before the pump picks it up and circulates it back up through the engine. So it will be the bottom most thing, bolted directly to the bottom of the engine block. Generally found about centered between the front wheels. Hint, looks like a pan with many little bolt heads around its outer perimeter. Rarely obstructions from the road puncture it, and often times with age its gasket leaks.
Remove oil pan oil pump and pick up tube & screen will be bolted on. You should get oil pump lube, carb. cleaner, new pump oil, oil pan gasket, silicon, oil & filter, loc-tight, gasket remover & tools metric, 1/4 drive socket set, scraper / putty knife, 2 jack stands, a jack or ramps, & blocks for rear wheels. Lets get started.
(1)Get your car up on stands or ramps block rear tires.
(6)Now clean tube & screen with carb. cleaner place on news paper to dry.
(7) clean all old gasket off from engine & pan also clean bolts
(8)place silicon on pan place gasket on pan put bolts in from gasket side to Aline holes put a side to dry
(9) Attach tube to pump with a little loc-tight fill pump with oil pump lube
(10)attach pump to engine block make sure rod goes in proper & bolt are tight.
(11)Bolt pan back on engine using a 1/4 in drive ratchet don't over tighten bolts get all bolts in now slow run each bolt in starting at 1 end then jump to the other then go to bolt at other end a cross from 1st bolt. Do this till all bolts are ran in. Now tighten bolts look for gasket on side of pan.If it starts to push out stop go to next bolt.
(12)Instill new filter & drain plug,& pour in oil
(13)Replace Neg - cable
I hope this works for you it's a basic oil pump change for most cars. Some take more steps.