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It should be hexagon. If it's spiral, something has locked the pump up - I had one do the same thing a few years back. You don't have to pull the engine to pull the pan and replace the pump and/or pump shaft; though it's a lot messier to do in the car....
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it's locked up, nuff said..........................op make sure there is not a lot of metallic in the oil, may want to cut open filter as well to see if bearing material is in it ...if none seen, change the pump and hopefully you dodged a bullet
Originally Posted by dudegirl
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