How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask sunvalley brian Your Own Question
sunvalley brian
sunvalley brian, Dodge Mechanic
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 545
Experience:  7 years experience, ASE master certified, electrical, chassis, and powertrain master
Type Your Dodge Question Here...
sunvalley brian is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2003 dodge ram 1500: oil pump..hemi..the oil pan & the deflector plate

This answer was rated:

how do you remove the oil pump on a 2003 dodge ram 1500 with a hemi? i have dropped the oil pan & the deflector plate.

  1. Remove the oil pan and pick-up tube(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/LUBRICATION/OIL PAN - REMOVAL) .
  2. Remove the timing chain cover(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT / CHAIN COVER(S) - REMOVAL) .
  3. Remove the four bolts, and the oil pump
sunvalley brian and other Dodge Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to sunvalley brian's Post: links given on timing chain etc removal referred me to a dealer only site which requires a username & password

Here are the timing cover removal procedures let me know if you need anything else


  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove air cleaner assembly.
  3. Drain cooling system.
  4. Remove accessory drive belt.
  5. Remove fan and fan drive assembly (Refer to 7 - COOLING/ENGINE/FAN DRIVE VISCOUS CLUTCH - REMOVAL).
  6. Remove coolant bottle and washer bottle.
  7. Remove fan shroud.

    NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect A/C lines or discharge freon.

  8. Remove A/C compressor and set aside.
  9. Remove the generator.
  10. Remove upper radiator hose.
  11. Disconnect both heater hoses at timing cover.
  12. Disconnect lower radiator hose at engine.
  13. Remove accessory drive belt tensioner and both idler pulleys.
  14. Remove crankshaft damper(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/ENGINE BLOCK/VIBRATION DAMPER - REMOVAL) .

    NOTE: Do not remove the hoses from the power steering pump.

  15. Remove power steering pump and set aside.
  16. Remove the dipstick support bolt.
  17. Drain the engine oil.
  18. Remove the oil pan and pick up tube(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/LUBRICATION/OIL PAN - REMOVAL) .

    NOTE: It is not necessary to remove water pump for timing cover removal.

  19. Remove timing cover bolts and remove cover
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thanks. little more than i thought would be involved. i had expected to drop oil pan & pull off oil pump. guess ill be finishing this tomorrow. truck was stolen thanksgiving '07. repairs ensued. just got it back this past friday @ 5pm! oil pump went out friday night.