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IS IT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE TRANSMISSION INSTEAD OF THE ENGINE ON MY TRUCK TO CHANGE THE OIL PUMP?

1998 Chevrolet S-10 • 135,000 miles

My oil pump went out on my S10, and the Haynes manual recommends pulling the engine to remove the oil pan, to get to the oil pump. I'm wondering, would it be possible to remove the transmission instead? It's a 2 wheel drive, 4.3L 5 speed, and this seems much easier to me. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Mohawkbear
September 18, 2011.



The factory service manual says to remove the engine from the vehicle. I would not remove the transmission.

Promechanic
Sep 18, 2011.
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for your help! Seems a ridiculous amount of work for an oil pump. Wonder what those engineers were thinking.

Tiny
Mohawkbear
Sep 19, 2011.
You need to take all the spark plugs out they install the compression tester, then turn the engine over a few times. This will give you an accurate reading.
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Promechanic
Sep 19, 2011.
Alright, thanks!

Tiny
Mohawkbear
Sep 19, 2011.

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