edhd58 Posted March 15, 2015 Share Posted March 15, 2015 okay i need help. The thing was running fine until last Wednesday. That is when it stopped having oil pressure. All was good until that day. I checked the gauge, it's fine. I checked the oil passage the gauge was connected to, again - fine. Today I pulled the pump, which just happens to be part of the front main bearing cap, so I cant just go buy another. Here are my observations of the oil pump. The shaft the drive (big) gear is on has some slop (you can rock the shaft) where it goes through the housing. The drive gear can also be moved up and down a very slight amount. When I took the pump apart there is a gasket between the body parts, I know it's supposed to be there, but I can also put the pump back together without it and spin the pump easily. My questions are, 1) should the drive gear have ANY wobble to it where it comes through the housing. 2) there has to be a small amount of "end" play movement for it to rotate freely does't it? 3) with the gasket removed that tightens up the end gaps in the gears which should make it work even better shouldn't it? 4) There is a video I am trying to link to that shows I have to spin the pump very very fast before it will pick up liquid, at this time I am just using water. Anyone know how to remedy this problem?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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