How to Replace an Oil Pump in a Toyota Camry
Losing lubrication in an engine will destroy it. The oil pump makes sure this doesn't happen by cycling oil through the engine and keeping it lubricated. In most cases, the oil pump lasts through the lifetime of a car, but if there is an accident or if an engine needs overhauling, the oil pump in the Toyota Camry sometimes needs to be replaced.
- Moderately Challenging
- Ramps or lifts
- Pan for drained fluids
- Rag for cleaning
- New oil pump
- New O-ring
- Fresh engine oil
Remove Oil Pump
Drive your Toyota Camry up onto ramps or lifts so you have room to work as you pull out the oil pump. You could also use a jack, but make sure you brace the front wheels so they don't roll. In addition, set the emergency break firmly into position so the car doesn't roll.
Drain the oil out of your engine and disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the fender apron seal and the undercover, the front exhaust pipe, and the front exhaust pipe bracket from the No. 1 oil pan.
Remove the following components in order: the alternator drive belt, the air conditioner compressor, the power steering pump drive belt and the adjusting strut, the timing belt along with the belt pulleys, the rear timing belt cover, the air conditioning compressor housing bracket, the No. 2 oil pan and oil strainer, as well as the No. 1 oil pan and baffle plate.
Disconnect the crankshaft position sensor and remove all nine of the oil pump bolts. Remember where each bolt was located.
Take out the oil pump body by reaching in and grasping between the oil pump and main bearing cap. Remove the O-ring from the cylinder block then remove the plug, gasket, spring and relief valve from the oil pump body.
Finish by taking out all nine screws, the pump body cover and the driven rotors. Clean all components to remove contaminants.
Install the Oil Pump
Install the new oil pump by slipping it into the same spot where the old one was. Reconnect the following: the driven rotors, the drive pump body cover, all nine screws, the oil pump relief valve, the spring, the gasket and the plug to the oil pump body.
Insert a new O-ring onto the cylinder block and add liquid sealant to the oil pump and the engine block. Put the oil pump back on the engine block.
Add and tighten the bolts over several passes, keeping the torque even. The 10 mm head should be 69 in-lb. and the 12 mm head should be 14 ft-lb.
Reconnect the crankshaft position sensor, torquing the bolt to 69 in-lb. Insert the No. 1 oil pan and oil strainer and the No. 2 oil pan.
Reinstall the air conditioner compressor housing bracket, tightening the bolts to 18 ft-lb. Add the rear timing belt cover, tightening those bolts to 74 in-lb. Insert the timing belt pulleys, the timing belt and the adjusting strut and power steering drive belt, tightening those bolts and the nut to 32 ft-lb.
Install the air conditioning compressor, the alternator drive belt and the front exhaust pipe bracket to the No. 1 oil pan, torquing the bolts to 15 ft-lb. Add the front exhaust pipe, the undercover, and the right fender apron seal.
Connect the negative battery cable and fill the engine with fresh oil. Start your Toyota Camry and look for leaks in your working area.