I had no previous issues with oil pump but 5 days after paying $2500 to a garage for a timing chain guide replacement and new oil and gasket it seized up and my engine ruined


Asked by Aug 25, 2014 at 07:57 PM about the 2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Everything returned by the garage is
eerily clean.  The oil pump light
flickered and 2 minutes later the
engine quit.

3 Answers


The only thing i can think of on this,did they replace the oil?Did they use the correct oil?And did they prime the filter before replacement?I think i would be talking to that shop about fixing it at there cost.

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We are actually having to take them to small claims court because of their refusal to negligence in the repair. All I know is we had no oil pump issues prior to their replacement of our timing chain guide, oil pan gasket and lower oil pan. the pump is a mess, completed locked down and jammed with visible metal pieces preventing it from turning. It appears to have run dry.


I wish you luck in your case,yes this has to be connected to something they did wrong,,,,Good luck with this.

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