I have low pressure and I am assuming its the oil pump is there anything I need to know besides taking the oil pump out and replaceing itHow do you change an oil pump in a 1996 chevy s10?
To answer your question, the oil pump is located inside the oil pan on the bottom of the engine. Depending on which engine you're talking about and what else your truck has, you likely have to move a few things out of the way and remove the oil pan to access the pump. It's not a job for a first-timer.
Your low oil pressure is not due to a bad/weak oil pump. The pressure is low because the bearings that the pump pushes the oil into are worn out and getting loose. As the bearings wear, they hold less pressure, so there is less pressure indicated on the gauge.
Replacing the oil pump will not help this. Your engine is worn out and in need of replacement/rebuild if you want to keep it long-term. Frankly, there are so many of those motors around, I would just keep driving it until it starts knocking. In that time, start saving for a replacement motor.How do you change an oil pump in a 1996 chevy s10?
You go to your Chevy car dealer and they can help youHow do you change an oil pump in a 1996 chevy s10?
some oil pumps run off of the serpentine belt or the timing chain the sending unit is in the oil pan.
best to go buy the auto dyi book on your auto at your local auto parts store for a step by step