How to Remove an Oil Pump on Vehicles

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

The Vehicles diesel engine is found in certain years of Vehicles pickups. This engine has an oil pump that helps to move the oil throughout the engine. If this oil pump goes out, then the engine won't be lubricated properly and could cause damage to the engine. To fix the problem, you must remove the oil pump so that you can determine if the oil pump is the problem or if it is something else.

Under The Hood:

 How to Remove an Oil Pump on a Jeep Wrangler

Disconnect negative battery cable.

Raise and support vehicle at side sills.

Drain oil.

disconnect exhaust pipe at exhaust manifold.

Disconnect exhaust hanger at catalytic converter and lower exhaust pipe.

Remove starter.

Remove flywheel access cover.

Position jack and wood block directly under vibration damper.

Remove through bolts from engine mounts.

Raise engine to remove oil pan retaining bolts.

Remove oil pan by sliding it to rear.

For oil pump remove....remove mounting bolts and oil pump.

Items you will need

  • Tools

  • Jack

  • wooden block

 How to Remove the Oil Pump in a Duramax

Raise the front of the truck using the jack. Set jack stands beneath the frame to support the weight of the vehicle. Remove the jack. Put the drain pan underneath the Duramax engine's oil pan.

Remove the bolt in the drain pan using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket, then empty the oil pan. Unbolt the oil pan from the bottom of the engine block using the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets.

Unbolt the engine front cover at the bottom front section of the engine using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Unbolt the oil pump screen using the ratchet and remove the pump screen and o-ring seal.

Unbolt the crankshaft oil deflector nuts and remove the oil deflector using the ratchet. Unbolt the oil pump from the block using the ratchet and remove it from the vehicle.

Items you will need

  • Jack

  • Jack stands

  • Drain pan

  • 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and socket set

 How to Remove the Oil Pump in a VW 1600 Engine

Park your VW beetle on a flat surface and put the emergency brake on.

Jack up the rear end of the Beetle. Slide jack stands under the back frame and set the car down on them.

Slide your drain pan under the oil drain plug, which is located at the bottom center of the engine at the rear of the car. Use a 13 mm socket to remove the plug. Allow all the oil to drain into the pan once you have removed the plug. Put the plug back on and tighten it with your socket set once it has drained.

Use your socket set to remove the bolts holding your Beetle's oil pan in place, then lower the oil pan to the ground. The pump will be visible once you remove the oil pan.

Use your socket set to remove the two bolts holding your Beetle's oil pump in place. Once you have removed these two mounting bolts, grab your oil pump and lower it from inside the engine.

Items you will need

  • Jack

  • Jack stands

  • Drain pan

  • Socket set

 How to Remove the Oil Pump in a 2002 VW Passat 1.8T

Park the Passat on a level area and set the parking brake. Lift the front of the Passat using a jack. Place the jack stands underneath the jack points on the side of the Volkswagen.

Put a drain pan under the oil pan. Unbolt the drain plug on the pan with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and empty the engine oil into the pan.

Unbolt the oil pan from the bottom of the engine with the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets. Pull the oil pan down off the engine, then put it to the side. Unbolt the baffle plate on the bottom of the engine with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.

Unbolt the drive sprocket on the front of the engine from the oil pump with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Take the sprocket and chain off of the engine.

Unbolt the suction pipe on the bottom of the engine with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Unbolt the oil pump from the bottom of the engine with the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets, then pull it down and away from the engine.

Items you will need

  • Jack

  • Jack stands

  • Drain pan

  • 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and socket set