Mechanics

DODGE NEON OIL PUMP PROBLEM

1995 Dodge Neon • 100 miles

I'm rebuilding. The original oil pump which meets specs is a very tight fit onto the new crankshaft. I AM aligning flats but the flanges on the oil pump are catching that little lip or ridge around the crank snout. Should I just drive it on with mallet?
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Superbird 70
March 26, 2013.




If you drive it on you will break the pump gears. See if the chamfer of the inner gear is facing the cast iron cover if not it shoul be. You may have to clean teh crank ridge a tad.

Hmac300
Mar 26, 2013.
Yes they are - I wound up gently filing the 3 outer flanges just slighty and I worked - I appreciate your insight, thank you
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Tiny
Superbird 70
Mar 28, 2013.

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