Has anyone replaced an oil pump in an 89 k1500? I have heard that you have
to be careful of the screen on the pump that it is not welded in and may
fall out and wreck things. Any insight into doing this? The dealer wants
$260 just for labor no parts included. seems high to drop an oil pan and put
in a new pump.
I've replaced many small block chev oil pumps. The
pickup tube just needs to be properly and carefully
pressed into place. I've always found that it works
best if you support the pickup tube in a vise, and then
press the oil pump housing onto the pickup tube. Much
less chance of deforming the tube and having it fall out
later (which I've seen....usually causes the vehicle to
have the oil light come on whenever you accelerate...very
weird problem to figure out if you haven't run across it
The price depends on what the labor rate is. At our
shop, that price would reflect about 2.6 hrs of labor.
I'd say that's quite fair. If the labor rate of the dealer
is 50 dollars an hour....then it might be a bit high.
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