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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Replace the oil pump on a ford windstar 1999, (LX, 3.8 engine) ?

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How to replace the oil pump on a ford windstar 1999, (LX, 3.8 engine) ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.
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Enclosed are the complete instruction for replacing the oil pump on your 3.8 . This isnt a real bad job.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi Ron!

I thought the " in high detail" includes the tools and procedures, too. What you answered is nothing specific, it's obvious. I'm interesting in how to access the bolts to remove them and replace them!!??


Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.
There are no special tools, you Jack the Van up, Drian the oil and remove the filter. The pump is right there. There are no special tools.What are you missing? I will walk you thru it if you need. 5 bolts, 13mm socket.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Sorry, Ron, may be I'm wrong, but there are six bolts on my oil pump, four size 10 mm and two size 8 mm and the upper three are really hard to access with a simple wrench, they are in a very tight place.


Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.
You need a 3/8 flex ratchet and a bit of patience, Its not that bad actually.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Yes, you are right, may be a 3/8 will do it! Thanks for your answer!

Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.
Your very welcome, thank you very much as well.