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Replacing Air conditioning compressor how hard of a job to accomplish? I cant figure out how toput the Bracket that goes over the oil pan and connects to the rocker arm. do you know what size bolts it is I need thisasap please

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Used propper 2345-4358 original bolts.

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How do you replace a oil pump on a 2000 avalon

It's my understanding that the Avalon and Camry for said year are the same in respect to
the oil pump.I was able to come up with a video to show you how all the stuff has to be removed
from the front of the engine in order to get to the oil pump for replacement.This took some time
to find,but I do not mind.My friend,you've a lot of work ahead of you.I've been thru it before,and
won't do it again.Best of luck to you in your endeaver.
Now the oil pump proceedure in print:
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.

May 16, 2014 | 2000 Toyota Avalon

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How do u remove the passenger moror mount bracket on a 2002 chevy venture lt

Do you mean motor mount bracket? I would also assume that you mean the bracket that loops around the front of the engine on the right side of the vehicle - around the oil pan?
If this is what you mean, all I have to say is HAVE FUN! Those can be extremely hard to get off when you are in the shop with all the correct lifting equipment.

You must remove the air conditioning compressor from the front to get to those bolts and the only way to get the bolts on the other side is with an open-end wrench and a LOT of patience. The only thing harder than removing those bolts from between the engine and transmission housing is trying to get them started back in.

Apr 14, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Venture Passanger

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I have a 1977 datsun 280z trying to remove lower timing chain cover removed all bolts including the ones in the front of the oil

Hi, have you removed the distributor and oil pump? See procedure pasted below.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the coolant. Remove the radiator hoses, the automatic transmission cooler lines (if equipped), the radiator and the shroud.

CAUTION When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze, and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. If equipped with power steering, unbolt the pump and move it aside. DO NOT disconnect any of the hoses. Remove the pump mounting bracket from the engine. Remove the idler adjusting bracket from the engine.
  2. If equipped with an air pump, remove the pump and bracket.
  1. If equipped with air conditioning, remove the idler pulley bracket and the belt. Unbolt the two lower compressor mounting bolts and support the compressor, then remove the two upper bolts and the mounting bracket.

Support the compressor in such a way that stress will not be placed on the hoses. DO NOT disconnect any of the compressor hoses or lines.
  1. Remove the distributor.
  2. Remove the oil pump attaching bolts, the pump and its drive spindle. Refer to the Engine Lubrication portion of this section for details.
  3. Remove the engine cooling fan and the pulley, together with the drive belt, then remove the water pump.
  4. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt and the pulley, lock-up the engine to do this. The best way is to remove the flywheel inspection cover between the engine and transmission, then lock the flywheel with a tool made for the purpose. These are available in auto parts stores.
  5. Remove the front cover-to-cylinder block bolts, the four bolts retaining the oil pan to the front cover and the two bolts screwed down through the front of the cylinder head into the top of the front cover.
  6. Carefully pry the front cover off the engine.
  7. Cut the exposed front section of the oil pan gasket away from the oil pan. Do the same to the gasket at the top of the front cover. Remove the two side gaskets and clean all the mating surfaces thoroughly.
  8. Cut the portions needed from a new oil pan gasket and top front cover gasket.
  9. Apply sealant to all of the gaskets and position them on the engine in their proper places.
  10. To replace the oil seal, perform the following:
    1. Using a pointed piece of plastic or wood, pry the old seal from the cover. DO NOT use a screwdriver or other metal tools, which will damage the sealing lip.
    2. Oil the lip of the new seal; DO NOT use grease. Press the seal into place, making sure the flat side faces forward and the lip faces the front of the engine. Use a seal driver made for the purpose (if possible) or a socket of the proper diameter.
    3. Oil the crankshaft and the newly installed seal, then install the front cover.

  11. Carefully mount the front cover to the engine. Install the mounting bolts and tighten the bolts to 7-12 ft. lbs. (9-16 Nm) for 8mm bolts or to 3-6 ft. lbs. (4-8 Nm) for 6mm bolts and the oil pan bolts to 4-7 ft. lbs. (5-9 Nm).
  12. Before installing the oil pump, place the gasket over the shaft and make sure that the mark on the drive spindle faces (aligns with) the oil pump hole. Install the oil pump so that the projection on the top of the shaft is located in the exact position as when it was removed or is in the 11 o'clock position with the piston in the No. 1 cylinder placed at TDC on the compression stroke (if the engine was disturbed). This will ensure proper distributor timing. Tighten the oil pump bolts to 8-10 ft. lbs. (10-13 Nm).

For further information on the oil pump, refer to the Oil Pump removal and installation procedures in this section.
  1. To complete the installation, reverse the removal procedures.

May 06, 2011 | Datsun Maxima Cars & Trucks

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Where would the screw or nut be on the oil pan of a 1995 crown vic be to drain the old oil


4.6L Engine
If your vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, refer to General Informatcion and Maintenance for information regarding the implications of servicing your A/C system yourself. Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components.
  1. Have the A/C system recovered by a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician.
  2. Disconnect the battery cables, negative cable first, and remove the air inlet tube.
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure and disconnect the fuel lines; Drain the cooling system and remove the cooling fan and shroud.
CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Remove the upper radiator hose. Remove the wiper module and support bracket.
  2. Disconnect and plug the compressor outlet hose at the compressor and remove the bolt retaining the hose assembly to the right coil bracket. Cap the compressor outlet.
  3. Remove the engine harness connector from the retaining bracket on the brake vacuum booster and detach the connector and transmission harness connector.
  4. Disconnect the throttle valve cable from the throttle body and disconnect the heater outlet hose.
  5. Remove the nut retaining the ground strap to the right cylinder head. Remove the upper stud and loosen the lower bolt retaining the heater outlet hose to the right cylinder head and position out of the way.
  6. Remove the blower motor resistor. Remove the bolt retaining the right engine mount to the lower engine bracket.
  7. Disconnect the vacuum hoses from the EGR valve and tube. Remove the 2 bolts retaining the EGR valve to the intake manifold.
  8. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the crankcase and remove the engine mount through bolts.
  9. Remove the EGR tube line nut from the right exhaust manifold and remove the EGR valve and tube assembly.
  10. Disconnect the exhaust from the exhaust manifolds. Lower the exhaust system and support it with wire from the crossmember.
  11. Position a jack and a block of wood under the oil pan, rearward of the oil drain hole. Raise the engine approximately 4 in. and insert 2 wood blocks approximately 2 1 / 2 in. thick under each engine mount. Lower the engine onto the wood blocks and remove the jack.
  12. Remove the 16 bolts retaining the oil pan to the engine block and remove the oil pan.
It may be necessary to loosen, but not remove, the 2 nuts on the rear transmission mount and with a jack, raise the transmission extension housing slightly to remove the pan.
  1. If necessary, remove the 2 bolts retaining the oil pickup tube to the oil pump and remove the bolt retaining the pickup tube to the main bearing stud spacer. Remove the pickup tube.
See Figures 1, 2 and 3


Fig. 1: Position of wood blocks under the engine mounts-4.6L engine


Fig. 2: Oil pump pickup tube-4.6L engine


Fig. 3: Oil pan bolt torque sequence-4.6L engine

To install:

  1. Clean the oil pan and inspect for damage. Clean the sealing surfaces of the front cover and engine block. Clean and inspect the oil pickup tube and replace the O-ring.
  2. If removed, position the oil pickup tube on the oil pump and hand start the 2 bolts. Install the bolt retaining the pickup tube to the main bearing stud spacer hand tight.
  3. Tighten the pickup tube-to-oil pump bolts to 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm), then tighten the pickup tube-to-main bearing stud spacer bolt to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  4. Position a new gasket on the oil pan. Apply silicone sealer to where the front cover meets the cylinder block and rear seal retainer meets the cylinder block. Position the oil pan on the engine and install the bolts. Tighten the bolts, in sequence, to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  5. Position the jack and wood block under the oil pan, rearward of the oil drain hole, and raise the engine enough to remove the wood blocks. Lower the engine and remove the jack.
  6. Install the engine mount through bolts and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  7. Position the EGR valve and tube assembly in the vehicle and connect to the exhaust manifold. Tighten the line nut to 26-33 ft. lbs. (35-45 Nm).
Loosen the line nut at the EGR valve prior to installing the assembly into the vehicle. This will allow enough movement to align the EGR valve retaining bolts.
  1. Cut the wire and position the exhaust system to the manifolds. Install the 4 nuts and tighten to 20-30 ft. lbs. (27-41 Nm). Make sure the exhaust system clears the crossmember. Adjust as necessary.
  2. Install a new oil filter and lower the vehicle.
  3. Install the bolt retaining the right engine mount to the lower engine bracket. Tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  4. Install a new gasket on the EGR valve and position on the intake manifold. Install the 2 bolts retaining the EGR valve to the intake manifold and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). Tighten the EGR tube line nut at the EGR valve to 26-33 ft. lbs. (35-45 Nm). Connect the vacuum hoses to the EGR valve and tube.
  5. Install the blower motor resistor. Position the heater outlet hose, install the upper stud and tighten the upper and lower bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). Install the ground ******** the stud and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  6. Connect the heater outlet hose and the throttle valve cable. If necessary, adjust the throttle valve cable.
  7. Attach the engine connector and transmission harness connector. Install the harness connector on the brake vacuum booster.
  8. Connect the air conditioning compressor outlet hose to the compressor and install the bolt retaining the hose to the right coil bracket.
  9. Install the upper radiator hose and connect the fuel lines. Install the wiper module and retaining bracket.
  10. Install the cooling fan and shroud and fill the cooling system. Fill the crankcase with the proper type and quantity of engine oil.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable and install the air inlet tube. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  12. Have a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician evacuate and recharge the air conditioning system.

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Jan 30, 2011 | 1995 Ford Crown Victoria

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I have taken the oil pan bolts out and there is not enough clearance to remove the pan on a 2002 Buick Regal 3800 to replace the gasket. What steps do you suggest next.

Did you remove the catalytic converter, and motor mount? Lots of stuff has to come off to get this pan out. :o(

3.8L Engine
  1. Drain the engine oil.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Throttle body air inlet duct Engine mount struts Accessory drive belt
  3. Install an engine support fixture.

    Catalytic converter from the right exhaust manifold Right front wheel Right side splash shield Oil filter and discard A/C compressor bracket and reposition the compressor Power steering oil cooler pipe brackets from the frame Engine mount bracket bolts Lower engine mount nuts Torque converter cover Oil level sensor electrical connector Oil level sensor
  4. Raise the vehicle and place a support under the frame.

    Right side frame bolts and loosen the left side bolts Engine mount and bracket Oil pan

Nov 21, 2010 | 2002 Buick Regal

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How to change Oil Pump

3.3L Engine

The lubrication system is a full flow filtration system pressure feed type. Oil from the oil pan is pumped by an internal gear type oil pump directly coupled to the crankshaft. Its pressure is regulated by a relief valve located in the timing chain case cover. The oil is pumped through an oil filter and feeds a main oil gallery. This oil gallery feeds oil under pressure to the main and rod bearings and the camshaft bearings. Passages in the cylinder block feed oil to the hydraulic lifters and rocker shaft brackets which feeds the rocker arm pivots.
It is necessary to remove the oil pan, oil pump pick-up tube and timing Chain Case Cover (CCC) to service the oil pump rotors. The oil pump pressure relief valve can be serviced by removing the oil pan and oil pickup tube.
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable and drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the radiator assembly.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Drain the engine oil. Remove the oil filter.
  5. Disconnect the sway bar and place it to the rear of the vehicle to gain access to the oil pan.
  6. Remove the transmission support brackets and inspection cover.
  7. Remove the oil pan and the oil pump pick-up tube.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Remove the accessory drive belts and tensioner pulley bracket.
  10. Remove the power steering pump and set aside. Remove the air compressor mounting bolts and set compressor aside. Remove the compressor mounting bracket. It is not necessary to disconnect the refrigerant lines or evacuate the refrigerant from the air conditioning system.
  11. Using an appropriate puller, remove the crankshaft pulley.
  12. Remove the tensioner pulley bracket.
  13. Remove the camshaft sensor from the chain case cover.
  14. Remove the timing chain case cover mounting bolts and the cover from the front of the engine.
  15. Clean the gasket material from the mating surfaces of the cover and the block.
  16. Remove the oil pump cover retaining screws from the timing cover. Lift off the oil pump cover.
  17. Remove the pump rotors. Wash all parts in solvent and inspect carefully for damage or wear.

To install:
  1. Clean all parts well. Assemble the oil pump with new parts as required. Install the inner rotor with chamfer facing the cast iron oil pump cover.
  2. Install the pump cover and tighten the fasteners to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  3. Prime the oil pump prior to installation by filling the rotor cavity with clean engine oil.
  4. Remove the crankshaft oil seal from the front cover.
  5. Install a new cover gasket and O-ring onto the cover.
  6. Rotate the crankshaft so the oil pump drive flats are vertical. Position the oil pump inner rotor so the mating flats are in the same position as the crankshaft drive flats.
  7. Install the front cover making sure the pump is correctly engaged on the crankshaft, or severe damage may result.
  8. Install the chain case cover screws and snug the two bottom screws and the top center screw. Ensure the cover is seated to the block then tighten all screws to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  9. Install the oil seal and the crankshaft damper.
  10. Install the tensioner pulley bracket and the cam sensor.
  11. Install the air conditioning compressor to the mounting bracket.
  12. Install the accessory drive belt.
  13. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Tighten the oil pan drain plug and install a new oil filter.
  14. Install the oil pump pick-up tube and oil pan. Install the transaxle inspection cover, if removed.
  15. Fill the crankcase with clean engine oil to the proper level. Install a new oil filter.
  16. Install radiator assembly. Check condition of radiator hoses. Fill and bleed the cooling system.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Run engine and check for leaks. Verify correct oil pressure with a gauge.

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Aug 26, 2010 | 1994 Dodge Intrepid

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Timing chain is loose how do I replace or tighten

You need to pull out the timing cover. 4-6 hours of work. Here is the step to remove the Cover, then you need to remove the Sprockets.
  1. Remove the oil pan.
  2. Remove the power steering belt if so equipped.
  3. Remove the air conditioning belt, compressor and bracket if so equipped.
  4. Remove the fan clutch (fluid coupling), with the fan and water pump pulley.
  5. Matchmark and remove the crankshaft pulley(s). This bolt will be very tight. Use the counter-holding bar, properly installed, to hold the crankshaft while loosening the bolt. Use the pulley extractor or gear puller to remove the pulley from the shaft.
  6. Remove the water bypass pipe.
  7. Remove the fan belt adjusting bar. If necessary, remove the lower power steering bracket for access.
  8. Disconnect the heater water outlet pipe.
  9. Unbolt the timing chain cover assembly. Be careful to loosen only the correct bolts.

To install:
  1. Install new gaskets over the dowels on the timing chain cover. Slide the cover assembly over the dowels and pump spline. Insert the retaining bolts and tighten them. Tighten the 8mm bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm) and the 10mm bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  2. Temporarily install the adjusting bar to the alternator. Install the adjusting bar to the chain cover and tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
  3. Install the heater water outlet pipe.
  4. Install the water bypass pipe.
  5. Install the crankshaft pulley and bolt. Use the counter-holding tool to hold the pulley and tighten the bolt to 116 ft. lbs. (157 Nm). If equipped with air conditioning, install the second crankshaft pulley.
  6. Install the water pump pulley and fluid coupling with the fan.
  7. Adjust the tension on the drive belts.
  8. Install the air conditioning compressor bracket, compressor and belt if they were removed.
  9. Install the power steering belt and adjust it.
  10. Attach the oil pan.
  11. Install the radiator.

Jun 04, 2010 | 1987 Toyota Pickup

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Need to change oil pan

Nope. just lots of work but work it.
Removal on 2.2 liter
  • Raise the car
  • Remove the right front wheel and engine splash shield
  • Drain the engine oil, remove the starter and engine mount strut bracket.
  • Remove the oil pan nuts and bolts
  • Remove the oil pan and clean all the the old RTV seal on the oil pan and engine components.
Installation on 2.2 liter
  • Place a 2-mm diameter bead of GM P/N 12346286 loctite 5900 or equivalent to the oil pan sealing surface, except the rear main sealing surface.
  • Using the new oil pan rear seal, apply a thin coat of GM P/N 12346285 loctite 5900 on the ends down to the ears.
  • Install the oil pan, bolts and nuts and install everything else in revers to the removal.
  • Refill the engine with oil and wait for the sealer to cure to ensure no leaks.
Removal on the 2.4 liter
  • Raise the car
  • Drain the engine oil and coolant
  • Remove the flywheel inspection shield, right front wheel assembly, and engine splash shield
  • Remove the drive belt and A/C compressor lower bolts
  • Remove the transmission to the engine brace, engine mount strut brace, and radiator outlet pipe.
  • Remove the oil pan to transmission nut and bolts
  • Remove the oil pan to transmission stud for clearance
  • Remove the oil pan bolts and oil pan
  • Clean all surface area
Installation on 2.4 is same as on the 2.2 with the new seal and just follow the removal on2.4 in revers.

Good luck and hope you got the 2.2 liter. keep me posted, be glad to help you get your car running 100% again.

Oct 22, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2000 chevy cavalier oil pan....2.2

put car on stands

remove right side engine splash shield

remove exhaust shield

remove AC brace at starter/ compressor bracket

remove flywheel inspection plate

remove engine mount strut, remove bolts from bracket. Lower the bracket slightly to gain clearance to remove pan.

remove oil filter extension (auto trans. only)

remove all pan bolts

tap pan with rubber hammer to break old gasket loose from block.

clean all used gasket off and install is reverse

Mar 13, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Replacing Air conditioning compressor how hard of a job to accomplish?

its not really that hard it like 2 bolts or so and a sensor but i am a mechanic but if u know what ur doing its not that hard

Jul 28, 2008 | 1987 Pontiac Bonneville

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