how to change an oil pump 2002 4.6 explorer

5

Asked by Mar 25, 2014 at 07:47 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 explorer v8

6 Answers

24,185

BIG job. Why would you want to do that? Drop the oil pan and remove the timing chains. You better get a manual to get the exact procedure so you don't mess up the valves if and when you turn the crank without the timing chains on it. I'd rather change the whole motor. If oil pressure is your concern - check the pressure with a gauge first. Ford senders are notorious for going bad.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
18,240

Here is step 1. It should answer your question and have you think of an alternative. "Remove the engine from the vehicle." At tracy said, that may be the easiest part. With two cam chains on the V6, hope you have all the special tools required just to remove the chains, guides, and to install them correctly.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
20

Is it possible to change oil pump to free my motor up

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

My motor runs very quiet. But oil pump locked up motor. How do you free motor up? Can I just change oil pump?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
24,185

The oil pump can be changed out but, if your motor is locked-up, it's time for a new motor. No quick fix there.

The reason the motors locked up is the nylon timing chain guide's broke into pieces and plugged the oil return pickup, this cause's no oil flow to the motor which cause's pump failure followed immediately by complete engine failure. (A) change the motor or (b) play taps on the horn and buy a new ride. PS, there are 3 timing chains on the 4.0 motor for 3 production years.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Is a 2002 Ford Explorer engine interchangeable with a 2004 Mountaineer engine? 7 answers

    Can a 2002 4.6 Ford Explorer engine be replaced with a 2004 Mountaineer engine and is there a catalog where I can learn which engines fit in a 2002 Ford Explorer?

    2002 Ford Explorer

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Ford explorer Transmission 3 answers

    I have a 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Baurer with 4.6 V-8, Transmission went out and will need to get a new one. I found a transmission out of a v-6 same year with virturally no miles on it. Are they inte...

    2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cadillac 4.6 work in v8 explorer? 5 answers

    Can I take a 4.6 v8 engine from a deville and swap it into a 4.6 v8 explorer?

    2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Ford Explorer XLT - No Oil Pressure 10 answers

    Car was running fine. Was parked in driveway during this recent cold wave. Two days of 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Went to start car which it did but check gauge light came on and oil pressure gauge read ...

    2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 72,528 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 10,060
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,100
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,055 Great Deals out of 74,487 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Expedition
453 Great Deals out of 24,778 listings starting at $1,150
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
555 Great Deals out of 28,814 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford F-150
2,190 Great Deals out of 205,430 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Durango
268 Great Deals out of 22,670 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Highlander
339 Great Deals out of 24,341 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Escape
1,423 Great Deals out of 93,605 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota 4Runner
247 Great Deals out of 20,381 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Pilot
384 Great Deals out of 21,463 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
267 Great Deals out of 22,543 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Yukon
351 Great Deals out of 17,898 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 1,281 listings starting at $26,500
2015 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 450 listings starting at $21,450
2014 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 742 listings starting at $14,990
2013 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 553 listings starting at $13,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.