Chevrolet Repair/oil pump

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Question
daughter has 98 s10 4cyl needs to have oil pump replaced. is the pump in the oil pan and how hard is it to replace?

Answer
GOOD MORN GARY, THE OIL PUMP ON THIS ENG IS INSIDE THE OIL PAN CONNECTED TO THE REAR MAIN CAP.
JUST DROP THE PAN AND YOU WILL SEE IT.YOU MAY NEED TO LIFT THE ENG JUST ENOUGH TO REMOVE THE PAN..NOT TO BAD OF A JOB..MAKE SURE THE PUMP PICK UP SCREEN IS GOOD AND CLEANED BEFORE PUTTING THE NEW PUMP BACK IN..ALSO MAKE SURE THE EXTENSION SHAFT IS NOT BROKEN,[DRIVE] YOU WILL NOT NEED TO REMOVE THIS ONLY IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE SHAFT SUCH AS BROKEN..GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU,,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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