How to Replace an Oil Pump in a Honda Accord

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The oil pump is an essential piece of equipment that keeps your Honda Accord running. It lubricates the engine by keeping the oil circulating. Without this lubrication, the engine wouldn't run. An oil pump is usually located in the oil pan. If you want to change the oil pump and replace it with a new one, roll up your sleeves and get ready for some dirty work.

Remove Old Oil Pump

Write down the radio security code and the radio presets on your Honda Accord then disconnect the battery cable. Place the number one piston to TDC and remove the oil pan.

Take out the oil pump chain tensioner and throw it away. Use a 6 mm pin driver to hold the rear balancer shaft, placing the pin driver into the maintenance hole in the lower balancer shaft holder and through the rear balancer shaft.

Loosen and then remove the oil pump sprocket and and take out the oil pump. Clean all the surfaces so they are free from contaminants and debris. Make sure any old gasket is removed from the mating services.

Insert New Oil Pump

Add clean engine oil to the oil pump sprocket mounting bolt for lubrication then install the pump and oil pump sprocket loosely. Take the pin driver away.

Tighten the retaining bolts on the pump then squeeze the new oil chain tensioner and put it in the set clip. Install the oil chain tensioner and remove the set clip.

Reinstall all the components in the reverse order of how you took them out. Wait half an hour -- input the radio security code and the radio presets while you are waiting. Fill the engine with clean oil and wait three more hours before starting your Accord and checking for leaks.

Items you will need

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