1998 Chevy Cavalier Oil Pump

Tiny
BRANDYSTEARNS
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 159,000 MILES
How difficult is it to replace an oil pump yourself or what could I expect to pay to have it repaired?
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 10:56 AM

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REMOVAL PROCEDURE

CAUTION: Refer to Battery Disconnect Caution in Service Precautions.

1.Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2.Remove the engine oil pan.
3.Remove the balance shaft chain cover.
4.Remove the balance shaft chain tensioner assembly.
5.Remove the oil pump cover.
6.Remove the oil pump.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
1.Install the oil pump. NOTICE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
2.Install the oil pump cover to balance shaft housing.
*Tighten the pump to housing long bolts to 12 Nm (106 inch lbs.) .
*Tighten the pump to housing short bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.) .
3.Install the balance shaft chain tensioner. IMPORTANT: A brass feeler gauge needs to be used to ensure correct measurements are obtained. If a steel gauge is used, it will not bend to conform to the guide and will not allow for correct measurements.
4.Adjust the balance shaft drive chain tension by inserting a 1 mm (0.40 inch) Brass feeler gauge between the chain guide and the chain.
5.Press the guide against the chain using about 3 pounds of force.
6.Tighten the chain tensioner.
*Tighten the bolt to 13 Nm (115 inch lbs.) .
7.Install the oil pan gasket and the oil pan.
8.Connect the negative battery cable.
*Tighten the bolt to 13 Nm (12 ft. lbs.) .


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