Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi my name is ***** ***** I'll help with your oil pump question.
What engine is in your Ram truck?
The oil pump is driven off of the front of the crankshaft. You will have to remove the timing cover and the timing chains to get it off.
That's going to include removing the crankshaft damper as well. The timing setup on this engine can be difficult without the correct special tools.
CAUTION: Plate behind left secondary chain tensioner could fall into oil pan. Therefore, cover pan opening.
CAUTION: Care should be taken not to damage camshaft target wheel. Do not hold target wheel while loosening or tightening camshaft sprocket. Do not place the target wheel near a magnetic source of any kind. A damaged or magnetized target wheel could cause a vehicle no start condition.
CAUTION: Do not forcefully rotate the camshafts or crankshaft independently of each other. Damaging intake valve to piston contact will occur. Ensure negative battery cable is disconnected to guard against accidental starter engagement.
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