Catera 2000-2001

Oil Pump


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  5. Drain the engine coolant.
  7. Discharge and recover the A/C system.
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
    Intake air resonator
    Front timing belt cover
    Intake plenum
    Timing belt
    Rear timing belt cover
    A/C compressor
    A/C compressor and power steering pump bracket and position it out of the way of the oil pump housing
    Lower alternator mounting bolt and loosen the upper mounting bolt then, position the alternator aside
    Lower and upper oil pans
    Crankshaft drive gear
    Oil pump
    Front main oil seal and collar

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    Fig. Oil pump mounting bolt locations



To install:

  1. Coat the pump side of the oil pump gasket with a thin layer of sealant. Do not cover or restrict the gasket openings with sealant.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pump co