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Can't get engine oil pan removed from engine on 2003 AstroAWD

I've removed all bolts, but pan will not come free of engine. Art

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    art_zimmer Nov 29, 2012

    If the oil pump is holding the engine oil pan on, how do I access it with oil pan still on? This is on a 2003 Chevy AstroAWD. Thanks, Art

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The oil pump is holding it on,

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take loose the motor mount bolt and jack the front of the engine up to clear the oil pump and remove the pan,.the bolt the runs thru the center of the mounts ,the easiest way ,hope this helps you, thanks robert b.

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You will have to remove your engine. You still will not have enough room to remove the pan from you big block by just trying to raise it.

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You should be able to drop the front drive and pull the starter you should be able to drop the oil-pan without to much trouble

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SOURCE: removal procedure of oil pan for a 1997 chevy

To remove the engine oil pan either the engine has to be lifted all the way off of the motor mounts and the oil pan should just clear the flex-plate and transmission, or the front axle dropped down out of the way, or the transmission and flex-plate will have to be removed.

Usually if the engine can be lifted enough to fit a piece of 2x4 wood between the motor mounts and the frame then the oil pan will usually just have enough clearance to be removed from the rear and the oil pan should just clear the transmission and the flex-plate. Also, be sure to check that the fan blade does not damage the fan shroud when lifting the engine.

Let me know if you require any further assistance.

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2. Disconnect the battery negative cables.
3. Remove the intake air assembly.
4. Remove the radiator shroud retaining bolts.
5. Install engine support fixture # 8534B .
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9. Lower the vehicle.
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11. Remove the engine oil dipstick.
12. Raise and support the vehicle.
13. Remove oil pan bolts, break the pan to block seal, and lower pan slightly and remove oil suction tube fasteners.
14. Remove oil pan and suction tube.
15. Remove the 2 bolts from the front of the engine block stiffener.
16. Remove the oil pan.


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1. Open the hood.
2. Remove the negative battery cables.
3. Raise and support the vehicle.
4. Remove the transmission oil cooler lines.
5. Remove the propeller shaft.
6. Remove the starter bolts.
7. Support the starter.
8. Remove the torque converter bolts.
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10. Remove the gear shift cable.
11. Remove the wiring harness.
12. Remove the transmission mount.
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14. Position the transmission jack.
15. Remove the bell housing bolts.
16. Remove the transmission.
17. Remove the flywheel housing bolts (8).
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2.0L & 2.2L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4. Remove the engine drive belt.
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  6. Remove the lower A/C compressor bolt from the oil pan.
  7. Remove the oil pan bolts.
  8. Remove the oil pan.
To install:
  1. Make sure that the oil pan and mounting surface on the lower crankcase are free of all oil and debris.

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Fig. Apply a 2mm bead of GM P/N 123785251 (Canadian P/N 88901148) around the perimeter of the oil pan and the oil suction port opening-2.0L, 2.2L, & 2.4L engines

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  2. Install the oil pan.

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4.0L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Lift the vehicle.
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Exhaust hanger at the catalytic converter and lower the pipe.
    • Starter motor.
    • Flywheel/torque converter housing access cover.
    • Oil level sensor (if equipped).
  5. Place a pole jack under vibration dampener with a piece of wood between dampener and jack.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Transmission cooler lines (if equipped).
    • Oxygen sensor harness from oil pan mounting studs.
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  2. Install two dowels into the cylinder block (2006 vehicles).
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  6. Install the 5/16 inch oil pan bolts. Tighten to 132 in-lb (15 Nm).
  7. Remove the dowels.
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