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I have a problem oil pump and I would like to know if you have to pull the engine to get at it. My mechanic does not have a hydraulic lift.

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You don`t say what type of car this is.if it is a truck you don`t have to pull the motor to replace the oil pump.depending on the car you usually don`t have to pull the motor but you have to remove the components that are in the also may have to lift the motor up but not pull it.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2011

    The car is a Chevrolet Lumina 1998 with a 3.1 engine.

  • robert wales Mar 17, 2011

    you don`t need to pull the motor to replace the pump have done these in the car.


You remove the oil pan only

If you have 4 wheel drive truck, then you remove
the center differential to remove the pan

May want a different repair shop

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