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Hi I was reading up on the 3 9 Dodge Dakota oil pump fix was wanting to get some more specifics on how to create access to the sump and put the bug oil pan plate over the hole do you use a hole saw to create the hole then when going to attach the plate do you just use it as a template drill holes stick bolts in from inside down and then just get them tightened or using small studs like the Volkswagen motor tapping the pan material with a nut above it inside the pan for more strength etc Thanks husky

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Sorry, I can't afford to pay for expert advice, I'm disabled! I have posted a question and received answers, so I'm hoping for the best! We have 1995 Dodge Dakota 318 5.2ltr - and we've tested fuel pump,...


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Oil pump


you have to take off the sump under the engine

if u want to do it its a big job but here....
0,, there might be a cross member in the way ,,have to take it off or get around it.
1,,take out the lttle bolt on sump
2,, let all the oil out
3,, take out oil filter
4,, undo the sump (like 15,10mm nuts
5,,oil pump is right there 2 bolts to undo 12 or 14 mm
6,, take out
7,, replace
8 put all back togeather

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