Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replace a oil pump

asked by on

Replace a oil pump

My car has 229301 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Replacing an oil pump involves dropping down the front sub frame and then removing the oil pan. You will need to support the engine and transmission assembly.

The important question here is: why are you replacing the pump?

You need to evaluate the engine oil system by measuring oil pressure with a gauge; the pump is only one part of this system. I suggest having your oil pressure checked out by a professional before replacing parts.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Low fluctuating oil pressure when engine is cold and noisy lifters when driving over 50 miles an hour

There are several causes for low oil pressure. They include components such as crankshaft bearings, to things like an oil filter or pump. A leaking o-ring will cause some issues, mostly related to low oil levels. The oil passages...

Q: Silhouette

Many different parts can cause the vehicle to overheat. The most common would be the thermostat, radiator, water pump, air in the coolant, or a coolant leak. When a vehicle overheats at idle the usual suspect is the radiator fans....

Q: I replaced all gaskets and now it pops really loud from intake, self revs really high, then stalls.

Hi There, It sounds like following your gasket replacement you may have a gasket that may not be sealing completely resulting in a vacuum leak or intake leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.