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How to change oil pump on grand am gt 2002, 3400

Do I have to remove the oil pan? Can it be done without doing so?

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Rich, there is an Oil Drain Plug located on your oil pan. It will be located at a lower point of corner of the pan. "similar" to photo... how to change oil pump on grand am gt 2002, 3400 - 25300527-tld3yejbcqcrludchedm25ji-5-0.jpg

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