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Loose internal oil pump bolts - common?
Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:45 PM
'99 Legacy Brighton 2.2l - manual everything - 87k
Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:15 AM
Remove the bolts, and you might have to lightly...lightly now is the key word here.....tap around the oil pump with a rubber mallet. It should come off fairly easy. Clean the mating surfaces really well, I like a piece of the red scotchbright and carb cleaner to clean things....lightly....., tap the new seal in the pump housing, stick a little oil or grease on the new O ring, stick that pup in the engine block, use an anaerobic sealent as the Haynes manual outlines and carefully place the housing onto the crank and watch that front seal---you don't want the spring that is a part of the seal to "pop out" of its groove as you are sliding it up and onto the crank.
Take your time, rest assured you been there done that!
Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:52 AM
I just resealed my oil pump on my Legacy last weekend, and those screws were so tight I couldn't get them loose. I almost started to strip out one of the screws and then I just decided to leave it alone.
Agree 100% with watching the front seal when you reinstall the pump!! I pushed my pump all the way on, and as soon as I did that, the spring in the seal poked out and stuck to the keyway on the crank! I cursed loudly (as I usually do ), and hurried as fast as I could to reinstall the spring back in the seal... Realize that the RTV sealant on the pump was slowly drying this whole time!!! I got it though, and reinstalled the pump more carefully. Everything seems to be fine so far.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:30 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 02:53 PM
As you are looking at the oil pump from the front of the car, there is a spot on top left, and on right side about the middle of the pump houseing that you can get a screw driver or pry bar behind to get the pump off.
I always install the pump first then install new crank seal. This way you don't have to worry about ruining your new seal.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:20 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:47 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 08:35 PM
So you installed the front seal on the oil pump then installed the pump? Would you install the pump first next time?
Yes, and yes.
Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:20 PM
Old topic but I just took off a oil pump from a Ej22 to measure the rotor clearance and I had two of the screws loose, motor has 192K on it and is a '95
btw pump still checked out perfect.
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