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We put a new oil pump in the car, and it still wont pump oil. We primed it with grease before we put it in, and the rod from the oil pump to up in the motor seemed fine. We put the oil pump in oil and checked it out before we put it in the car and it pumped fine, so can you tell me what else to do. We have done put it back togeather, so can you help?

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  • 1preacher Aug 31, 2008

    Do I put the rod up in the engine first and slide the oil pump up in it or put the rod in the pump and bolt it up to the engine, because that is the way I did it. By the way we packed the pump with grease first. Was this the right thing to do?

  • 1preacher Sep 01, 2008

    If the rod does not spin when I insert it in the engine, what do I do next. It seems like we checked that before, and it did not pump then, but when I put it in again this time, I did not check it that way. How do you correctly prime the oil pump. We put the strainer end in a bucket of oil and it pumped prior to installing it this time. The instructions said to pack it in grease, and that is what I did. What do I do next, take it out again and reinstall it or what?

  • 1preacher Sep 01, 2008

    I took the oil filter off when I started it and no oil came out, and I used wheel bearing grease, so what do I do next?

  • 1preacher Sep 01, 2008

    I will get a new one and get back with you in a day or two, thank you for being so patient and helpful with me.



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The oil pump is not electronic it is gear drivin . either the gear is bad or the installation was done incorrect. my advice is to start over and sure the rod is seated correctly . you should be able to put the rod in and not be able to spin it. if it spins that means either the gear is completely bad or the rod needs replacing or both. in order to replace the gear you have to remove the timing chain. in your vehicle if you have a distributor and not coil packs you have to remove the distributor and look at the bott of the shaft to see if it is worn out. hope this helps........please rate this.

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    Ronald Mueller Aug 31, 2008

    use rhe rod first to see if it spins. this should not spin freely. i would clean the grease from the pump. you can lightly use clean engine oil to coat the parts.

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 01, 2008

    one question? what kind of grease did you use? was it regular axle/bearing grease? or was it white lithium grease? if the rod doesn't move put the oil pump on and make sure the rod connects correctly with the pump. you should not need to prime the pump. but for piece of mind just crank the engine a couple of times with out it catching and running. if installed like i said there is no reason why it's not pumping. also make sure that the oil pressure sending unit wire is tight if this is loose it will give you a false reading. with out the engine running just crank the engine over a couple of times and have the oil sending unit out whill the engine is cranking there should be oil that squirts out of the sending unit hole. this will tell you not only that the pump is good but that if your not getting a good reading that the sending unit might be faulty.

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 01, 2008

    first thing is clean the oil pump in solvent you should never use axle grease on parts other than axle bearings or gears. the instructions should have told you what kind of grease to use. I never use grease at all i just use a light coat of clean oil is all. your going to have to remove the pump once again. and get a new one because that one is ruined. before you install it get back with me and i will help you step by step ok.



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