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Need to change oil pump in a 98 murcury sable 3.0 ohv

I have a 98 sable and i need to change the oil pump

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  • brianpaul Feb 15, 2009

    I have a Sable 3.0 DOHC and am needing to get to the oil pump to see if it is clogged or needs replaced. It is not flowing oil to the rockers. What is the easiest way to do this?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    How can I tell if the oil pump is bad in my 1998 mercury sable.First It wouldn't hold Antifreeze in the reserve jug.It seem every two days it was low on fluid.I never seen anything leaking.The mechanic put too much h20 in it,it overflowed out.The next day it had a ticking noise.He now says its the oil pump.I never had any signs of that.What do you think is going on?

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    spoiledbrat8 May 09, 2013

    Thanks for the info on this I was looking at a real nice 98 Mercury Sable for my son and they said the only thing it needed was oil pump, well I guess we will pass. Once again thanks for the info.

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    spoiledbrat8 May 09, 2013

    Thanks for the info...was looking at a really sharp Mercury Sable for my son, however they said it needed an oil pump, but from reading this I think we will need to pass. Thanks again for info.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how do i change the oil pump

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I am working on the same thing on somebody else's car and trust me it is alot of work. you have to remove all the pulleys and accessories, the valve covers, oil pan, and u have to do all this just so u can remove the front engine cover. unlike most cars where the oil pump is located in the oil pan, this is mounted in a weird position and it is rotated by the crankshaft. i am not yet finished but i know once i get the front engine cover off i have to remove the timing chains also. in my opinion it is not worth the time or the money. i hope somebody finds this information useful.

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • djtyco1200 Feb 12, 2011

    This is a realy bad job, to do at home. pay someone!

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