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If my oil pump went out on my 98 f150 would that stop it from turning over? I just changed the starter bc when u got to turn it over it just clicks and the wires on the starter start to smoke.

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    Fernand Luc Bergeron Dec 31, 2010

    your starter was grounded i'm guessing and yes, if an oil pump goes, no oil is going to the engine parts and it will seize !

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It sounds like the engine has frozen tight--lack of oil from the pump would certainly create that scenario. The main problem you face is whether to rebuild the present engine completely, or try to find another working engine to replace it--the second option would probably be much less expensive. If the truck is in good shape otherwise, repairing or replacing the engine would probably make sense. If it is in rough shape overall, then cut your losses and find another truck. Hope this helps!

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