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Took my explorer to the mechanic. He says the oil pump is out, but it does not appear that any other problems occured. He said I was lucky. However, he also says that because it is 4WD, that the repair books list the repair time as almost double. He would not tell me why? I have a 4.0L, 6 cylinder engine. Am I getting screwed or is this legit?

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Oil pump is in the oil pan. If you can get the oil pan off without lifting the engine, the job isn't too bad. My guess is there is transfer case in the way because you have 4WD. You can always get another opinion, but these guys all use industry software to get their labor estimates.

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5.2 hours labor part runs around $112.00

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