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Can you remove the oil pan to change the oil pump without lifting the engine off the motor mounts? Also, if the pump is not bad, what gear drives the pump in the upper part of the engine and could it be the problem causing no oil pressure?

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No. You have to lift the engine. The distributor has a gear on it. this is what drives the oil pump. Most times 99% the bearings are worn out causing low oil pressure. I have replaced oil pumps, not because they were bad, but because someone wanted a high pressure pump. The first thing I would do if I suspected oil pressure problems is put a mechanical guage on the engine. If the oil pressure is normal then all you need to do is replace the oil sending unit. Of course if you knocking in the lower engine, then it would be bad bearings. Forget the pump. you need to replace the engine

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