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How do i take the oil pan off of my 98 malibu. and re time it?

I cant find a manual. and my timing is off and i need to check if there is something wrong with the oil. its not reaching the top of the engine when started. im wondering if its just because it hasnt ran in awhile. but i dont want to ruin it by testing that!

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