Oil pump gears help

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So I’m having a hell of a time getting that last 10mm bolt on the oil pump pickup tube. Any tips? Can’t get my fingers down there to spin it by hand and my ratcheting wrench doesn’t have enough tension to click back. You think I could loosen up the oil pan so the front drops down a little so I can get some room?

 

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That’s how I’be done it both times I’ve done them for friends. I’ve got a buddy that’s a Ford tech and he made the suggestion when I was having issue’s. I didn’t have problems with the seal.
 

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So I’m having a hell of a time getting that last 10mm bolt on the oil pump pickup tube. Any tips? Can’t get my fingers down there to spin it by hand and my ratcheting wrench doesn’t have enough tension to click back. You think I could loosen up the oil pan so the front drops down a little so I can get some room?
If you can get the bolt started, you can use a small pair of pliers and grab the threads lightly and run it in. I repeat lightly. Put index finger on head of bolt.

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Go to any tools store and find the smalls 10mm wrench
mine looked like this I got from lowers....

just take your time

ps..I had a magnet on the bolt just In case
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I heated/bent a 10mm wrench. Made it much easier.
 

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On my 17 I lowered the oil pan slightly to give me some room. Never leaked just make sure to add silicone to the edges where the timing cover meets the oil pan
 

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Doing mine again right now, got to run to your local Ford dealer and buy the special Ford 10mm and really expensive thread (from the wife's sewing box, lol) to stop it from dropping in the pan. Then brush up on your favorite swear words and crack a beer to calm the nerves.
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Dropping the pan worked, back together and timed. Thanks for the help! I have another question but that will be in another thread
 

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I also heated and bent a 10mm wrench, and use a magnet. To reinstall the bolt i use the magnet and a set of needle nose to get the bolt started.
 

 
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