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Installing oil pan gasket

Seem to be having difficulty accessing the bolts

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There may be a transverse piece of metal under the pan.If so, you need to remove its bolts and it to get to the oil pan bolts.

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How do I remove oil pan gasket?


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Oil pan gasket, is it metal or cork? There is a


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Fig. Fig. 7: Always install a new oil pan gasket on a clean surface-V8 engine shown

  1. Remove the exhaust cross-over pipe.
  2. Remove the left engine-to-transmission strut.
  3. Remove the bolts and lower the oil pan.
  4. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.
  5. When installing the pan, always use new gaskets coated with sealer. Apply a drop of RTV silicone sealer where the cork and rubber gaskets meet. On the 5.9L engine, make sure the gasket notches are positioned as shown. Tighten the oil pan bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Tighten the cross-over pipe to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm). this is it no metal you can find this at auto zone libary

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How to replace a oil pan gasket 2003 mercury sable


1st. Can you remove the oil pan without partially removing the engine? If - YOU CAN'T - take it to a local ASE Professional. Concerns: 1 - rear main seal, will it be damaged when you remove the oil pan. 2. Front oil seal, pan seal, same concern? Lets assume you can remove the oil pan, ok, ... you MUST get the TWO gasket surfaces clean, smooth, I mean REAL CLEAN. SIT THE oil pan with the gasket surface up and flat, ..CLEAN THE GASKET SURFACES AND EVERY BOLT with QUICK EVAPORATING brake cleaner or acetone. Let then dry. Get some Permatex spray "red" gasket glue/sealer. Spray the pan side of the gasket with the red glue, carefully lay the gasket on the pan, use the bolts to locate the gasket, make sure the gasket is seated against the pan 100% around the edges!!!! Let the gasket dry overnight!! Then spray the face of the gasket with the red sealant before installing, do it while its still tacky. tighten all bolts finger tight, then start a criss cross pattern, start slowly tightening them (WITH A QUALITY TORQUE WRENCH) TO 50% OF RECOMMENDED.VALUE, keeping the criss cross pattern to 75%, then to 100 - 110% of FACTORY SPECIFICATION. This should stop all gasket caused leaks!!

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Won.t shift into grear, how do i replace the tansmission filter?


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Can i drop the oil pan and or change the oil pump with out pulling the engine?


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I'm not saying this to be insulting, but if you need to ask where the bearings are, it is likely you should not be doing this work. Though it appears to be a "take out, put in" operation, it takes experience and skill not only to do the job correctly but to recognize things inside that can bite you in the **** if they are not taken care of.
One other item....If you don't understand this answer do not rate it.
I only am a beginner (40 years in repair, many spent building 7,000 hp race engines) so, I'm not very sure about the answer (if you believe that, monkeys will fly tomorrow!!!) We do this free and really don't need a poor rating for a perfectly good answer!!!
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verify new gasket hole patern matches your pan
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Difficulty in changing the oil pan gasket I dont have the car here to look at do I have to remove any type of crossmember bracing or is it a direct shot to remove it


It's a direct shot....

Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Drain the engine oil into a suitable container.
    1. Remove the transaxle converter cover.
  3. For 1986-90 vehicles, remove the starter motor from the vehicle, as outlined in Section 2.
  4. Remove the oil filter.
  5. If equipped, disconnect the oil level sensor.
  6. For 1996-99 vehicles, remove the oil level sensor. On these vehicles, the oil level sensor must be removed prior to removing the pan. If the pan is removed first, damage to the sensor may occur.
  7. Remove the oil pan-to-engine bolts and the oil pan. Remove and discard the oil pan gasket. The formed rubber oil pan gasket cannot be reused.
  8. If necessary, remove the oil pump pipe and screen.
  9. Thoroughly clean the gasket mounting surfaces.
To install:
  1. If removed, install the oil pump pipe and screen. Secure with the retaining bolt(s) and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. Place a new formed rubber gasket in the oil pan flange.
  3. Position the oil pan and secure with the oil pan-to-engine bolts. Tighten the bolts to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm). Do NOT overtighten the bolts, as this will damage the oil pan, causing a leak.
  4. For 1986-90 vehicles, install the starter motor and transaxle converter cover.
  5. Install a new oil filter.
  6. For 1996-99 vehicles, install the oil level sensor.
  7. If equipped, connect the low oil level sensor wire.
  8. Carefully lower the vehicle.

WARNING Operating the engine without the proper amount and type of engine oil will result in severe engine damage.


  1. Fill the crankcase with the proper type and amount of engine oil.
  2. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine and check for leaks. Check the oil level and add if necessary.

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