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How do you take the oil pan off the engine? Do you have to take off the exhaust pipe?

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You shouldn't have to. Its in the middle of the front of the car. Should have 8 bolts or so holding it on. When you replace that remember a new gasket and to clean the old one off the motor.

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2008 Ford Escape to change the crack oil pan. Do I need to disconnect the exhaust pipe to get the oil pan off?


You will need to pull a lot of stuff off to the pan off . You may need to loosen motor mounts an jack up the engine . an you may need to disconnect the oil pick up tube an drop in the oil pan to get out from under vehicle . If you never did this before I suggest you take it to a professional Tech .

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Instructions on removing an oil pan to replace gasket on a 1995 saturn SL1


  1. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it safely using jackstands. Remove the plug and drain the engine oil from the pan and crankcase.
  2. Disconnect the fasteners from the exhaust manifold flange and the pipe rear flange, then remove the front exhaust pipe and gaskets from the vehicle.
  3. Remove the engine stiffening bracket and the flywheel cover.
  4. Remove the right wheel and splash shield, then loosen the 4 front motor mount bolts. Back the bolts out about 1 / 2 in. (12mm).
  5. Remove all the oil pan bolts. For vehicles with a manual transaxle, an 8mm flex socket may be used to access the rear oil pan bolts located next to the flywheel.
  6. Using SA9123E, or an equivalent RTV cutter tool, separate the oil pan from the engine. Drive the tool around the pan to shear the RTV seam, then tap the pan sideways with a rubber mallet to loosen.
  7. Pry the engine mount away from the engine as necessary and remove the oil pan. Be careful not to damage or score component surfaces when prying.

To install:
  1. Carefully clean the gasket mating surfaces with a scraper and solvent.
  2. Apply a 0.16 in. (4mm) bead of RTV sealer to the pan flange. Make sure the RTV is applied to the inner side of the flange from the bolt holes as shown.
  3. Install the oil pan within 3 minutes of RTV application and tighten the bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  4. Tighten the front mount bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  5. Install the right splash shield and wheel.
  6. Install the engine stiffening bracket and the flywheel cover.
  7. Install the exhaust pipe. Tighten the pipe to manifold nuts in a crosswise pattern to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm) and the pipe to converter bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  8. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle, then fill the engine crankcase with clean engine oil immediately in order to prevent an attempt to start the engine without oil.
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.

May 19, 2011 | Saturn SL1 Cars & Trucks

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How to do an oilpan on a 88 chevy montecarlo


  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove air cleaner.
  3. Remove upper fail shroud (V8)
  4. Raise vehicle and drain oil pan.
  5. Disconnect A.I.R. hose at converter pipe (V8)
  6. Disconnect A.I.R. pipe at exhaust manifold (V8)
  7. Remove exhaust crossover pipe at manifold and converter.
  8. Remove starter.
  9. Remove flywheel cover.
  10. Disconnect transmission oil cooler lines at oil pan.
  11. Remove engine mount 'through' bolts on V8. Loosen right bolt and remove left on V6.
  12. Remove oil pan bolts and lower oil pan. Check that forward crankshaft throw and/or counter balance weight are not extending downward so to block oil pan removal. Turn crankshaft, necessary, to put throw on horizontal plane.
  13. Raise engine.
  14. Remove oil pan.
Installation


  1. Clean sealing surfaces on cylinder case and pan.
  2. Check oil pan gasket for damage; replace if necessary.
  3. Apply a small amount of 1052751 or equivalent to front and rear corners of oil pan.
NOTICE: Only a small amount of sealant is required. Excessive amounts of sealant may cause a problem with proper sealing of oil pan.


  1. Install retaining bolts and torque to 9 N.m (80 lb. in.).
  2. Raise engine, if necessary.
  3. Lower engine, install mount 'through' bolts and torque to 50 lb. ft. (65 N.m).
  4. Install torque converter cover.
  5. Install starter.
  6. Install exhaust crossover pipe at manifold and converter.
  7. Lower vehicle.
  8. Install fan shroud.
  9. Install air cleaner.
  10. Fill crankcase with oil.
  11. Connect battery negative cable, start engine and check for leaks.

Nov 30, 2010 | 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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I want to know how change my oil pan gasket.


The oil pan gasket is a complex task. Due to the design of the Northstar engine,ie the exhaust crossunder exhaust pipe either the engine has to be removed from the car or remove the transmission.... The oil pan is a two piece assembly. Upper and lower. Yhank you

Sep 03, 2010 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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Have a 1999 eclipse 2.0 L...Need to replace oil pan. Do I have to remove any other parts to get the pan off


2.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Engine undercover Front exhaust pipe Lower oil pan bolts and lower pan Cover Upper oil pan bolt and upper pan Baffle plate

    0996b43f8023193a.jpg Fig. Oil pan and related components-2.0L engine

To install:
  1. Clean all gasket surfaces of the cylinder block and the upper and lower oil pan.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Baffle plate
  3. Apply a 0.16 in. (4mm) bead of sealant to the gasket surfaces of the upper oil pan.
    Upper oil pan onto the cylinder block within 15 minutes after applying sealant. Tighten the bolts as shown in the accompanying figure.

    0996b43f8023192d.jpg Fig. Upper oil pan bolt location and torque sequence-2.0L engine

  4. Apply 0.16 in. (4mm) bead of sealant to the gasket surfaces of the lower oil pan.
    Lower oil pan and tighten the bolts, in the sequence shown, to 88-106 inch lbs. (10-12 Nm)

    0996b43f8023192e.jpg Fig. Lower oil pan bolt tightening sequence-2.0L engine
    Front exhaust pipe Engine undercover Oil drain plug with a new gasket and tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)

    0996b43f8023192f.jpg Fig. Make sure to the install the new drain plug gasket as shown, or leaks will occur

  5. Lower the vehicle and fill the crankcase to the proper level with clean engine oil.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check for leaks.
Non-Turbo Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Drain the engine oil into a suitable container.
  4. Once the oil has completely drained, install the plug and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  5. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  6. Remove the engine oil dipstick and tube assembly.
  7. Remove the front plate.
  8. Unfasten the oil pan mounting bolts, then remove the oil pan and gasket.

    0996b43f80222121.jpg Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan and related components-1999 2.0L non-turbo engine

To install:
  1. Apply sealant at the point where the engine block meets the oil pump.
  2. Use a new gasket and install the oil pan. Tighten the mounting bolts to 8.9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  3. Install the front plate.
  4. Install the front exhaust pipe.
  5. Install the dipstick and tube assembly.
  6. Safely lower the vehicle to the floor.
  7. Refill the crankcase with oil to the proper level.
  8. nnect the negative battery cable.
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.

Turbo Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  4. Remove the exhaust pipe and muffler assembly.
  5. Drain the engine oil into a suitable container. Once the oil has drained completely, tighten the plug to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  6. Remove the dipstick and tube.
  7. For AWD vehicles, remove the transfer case assembly as follows:
    1. With the propeller shaft still installed, remove the transfer mounting bolt.
    2. Insert a suitable prytool in between the transfer case and transaxle, then remove the transfer case from the center shaft.
    3. Remove the transfer case from the center shaft. Do NOT tilt the transfer assembly to the rear or oil will leak out.
    4. After removing the transfer assembly, insert tool MB991193 or equivalent, to prevent the oil from leaking out. Use a piece of wire to suspend the transfer case from the body.

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      Fig. View of the transfer case with the tool installed to prevent oil from leaking out-1999 2.0L turbo engines
  8. Remove the bell housing cover.
  9. Disconnect the oil return pipe from the oil pan.
  10. Remove the oil pan mounting bolts. Tap the oil pan seal breaker MB998727 or equivalent between the oil pan and the engine block to break the seal and remove the oil pan.

    0996b43f80222123.jpg Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan and sealant application-1999 2.0L Turbo engine

To install:
  1. Clean the sealing surface on the oil pan and engine block. Apply a continuous bead of sealant MD970389 or equivalent to the oil pan.
  2. Clean the oil pan mounting bolt holes in the oil seal case.
  3. Install the oil pan to the engine block. Tighten the mounting bolts to 5.1 ft. lbs. (6.9 Nm).
  4. Use a new gasket and connect the oil return pipe to the oil pan.
  5. Install the bell housing cover.
  6. If equipped with AWD, install the transfer case assembly.
  7. Install the dipstick and tube assembly.
  8. Install the front exhaust pipe.
  9. Install the exhaust pipe and muffler.
  10. Install a new oil filter.
  11. Safely lower the vehicle to the floor and add five quarts of oil to the crankcase.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable.
  13. Start the engine and check for leaks.

Good luck (remember rated this help).

Mar 06, 2010 | 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Oil pan leak


buy a tube of sealer called Right Stuff
1. Remove the flexible exhaust pipe
2. Disconnect the downstream catalyst monitor sendor (OXYGEN SENSOR)
3. Drain engine oil
4. Remove the 15 bolts and the oil pan
5. Clean pan & surface area.
6. Apply sealer 10mm (0.40 inch) diameter of sealer
7. Position oil pan and hand-tighten the oil pan bolts
8. Start with front of oil pan tighten each bolts going around oil pan till all are tighten up.
9. Install exhaust flexible exhaust pipe
10. Connect OXYGEN SENSOR connector
11. Lower the vehicle.
12. Fill oil 5w20 (Spec)

Feb 10, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escape

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How can i remove the oil pan gasket?


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

The radio may contain a coded theft protection circuit. Always obtain the code number before disconnecting the battery.
2.2L, 2.3L and 2.7L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Drain the engine oil into a sealable container.
  4. Install the drain bolt with a new gasket. Tighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  5. Remove the front wheels and the splash shield.
  6. Remove the center beam.
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Fig. To gain access to the oil pan, remove the center beam-2.2L and 2.3L engines
  1. Detach the Oxygen sensor (O 2 S) electrical connector.
  2. Remove the bolts from the support bracket on the exhaust pipe.
  3. Remove the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter.
  4. Remove the exhaust pipe and discard the gaskets.
  5. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the converter cover.
  6. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the clutch cover.
  7. Remove the oil pan nuts and bolts (in a criss-cross pattern) and the oil pan; if necessary, use a mallet to tap the corners of the oil pan. DO NOT pry on the pan to get it loose.
  8. Clean the oil pan mounting surface of old gasket material and engine oil.
To install:
  1. Install a new oil pan gasket to the oil pan. Apply liquid gasket to the corners of the curved section of the gasket.
  2. Install the oil pan to the engine.
  3. Install the oil pan nuts and bolts and tighten the nuts and bolts in sequence. Tighten the nuts and bolts in 2 steps to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
  4. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, install the torque converter cover. Tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  5. If equipped with a manual transaxle, install the clutch cover. Tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  6. Install the exhaust pipe with new gaskets and new locknuts. Tighten the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the manifold to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)and tighten the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter to 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). Install the bolts to the exhaust pipe support bracket and tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  7. Attach the Oxygen sensor (O 2 S) electrical connector.
  8. Install the center beam and tighten the mounting bolts as follows:

    Prelude: 43 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) Accord: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
  9. Install the splash shield and tighten the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  10. Install the front wheels.
  11. Lower the vehicle and fill the engine with oil.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  13. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-2.2L and 2.3L engines

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Fig. Oil pan tightening sequence-2.7L engines


3.0L Engine

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Fig. Tighten the oil pan bolts in three steps, in sequence, to 8.7 ft. lbs. (12 Nm)

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the engine undercover.
  4. Drain the engine oil and replace the drain plug.
  5. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  6. Remove the oil pan mounting bolts.
  7. Hammer a seal cutter between the engine block and oil pan to break the seal.
  8. Remove the oil pan.
To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan flange and engine block mounting surface.
  2. Apply sealant to the oil pan flange. Be sure to apply sealant toward the inside of the bolt holes.
  3. Install the oil pan on the engine. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 8.7 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Install the exhaust pipe.
  5. Install the undercover.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
WARNING Operating the engine without the proper amount and type of engine oil will result in severe engine damage.
  1. Refill the engine with the correct amount of oil.
  2. Connect the negative battery cable.
  3. Start the engine and check for leaks.

I really hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Sep 23, 2009 | 1996 Honda Accord

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How do I replace the oil pan gasket on a 2001 GMC Yukon XL?


Changing the oil pan gasket on a GMC Yukon XL is realtively simple, but does require removal of the exhaust pipe. You will need a new oil pan gasket and a new exhaust pipe flange gasket.
Put the car on ramps or jacks to access the undercarriage.
Remove the exhaust pipe by removing the 3 nuts holding the exhaust pipe flange to the exhaust manifold. These nuts often rust and prior application of penetrating oil may be required to remove them without damage. Once the pipe is unbolted, work the exhaust system loose from the hanging brackets. In most cases the entire system does not have to be removed since there is enough room to remove the pan with only the front hangers removed.
Drain the oil from the engine
Remove the 10 mm bolts holding the pan to the block.
Remove the old gasket material and scrape any remaining gasket from the block and pan.
Install the new gasket. Forma-Gasket or a similar product may be used in small quantities to "glue" the new gasket in place and prevent shifting while the pan is reattached to the block.
Reinsall the 10 mm bolts in a cross pattern to ensure the gasket is compressed evenly. Do not overtighten the bolts.
Replace the pipe to flange gasket between the exhaust pipe and the exhaust manifold with a new part.
Reattach the exhuast pipe to the hangers.
Install the 3 bolts connecting the pipe flange to the exhaust manifold.
Fill the engine with oil.

Sep 15, 2009 | 2001 GMC Yukon

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2003 oil pan removal


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:
    • Exhaust pipe from exhaust manifold.
    • 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:
    • Engine mount through bolts and raise engine for clearance to remove pan.
    • Transmission cooler lines (if equipped).
    • Oxygen sensor harness from oil pan mounting studs.
    • Oil pan bolts and studs.
    • Oil pan and gasket.
To Install:
  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.
  2. Apply Mopar® Silicone Adhesive Sealant or equivalent onto the cylinder block in four location as shown.
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  1. Attach the pan gasket to the oil pan with Hi-tack or equivalent (2003-2005 vheicles).
  2. Use 1 ½ x ¼ inch bolts to fabricate alignment dowels. Cut off the head of the bolts and cut a slot into the top of the dowels (2006 vehicles).
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  1. Install two dowels into the timing case cover (2006 vehicles).
  2. Install two dowels into the cylinder block (2006 vehicles).
  3. Place the gasket over the dowels and onto the cylinder block and timing case cover (2006 vehicles).
  4. Position the oil pan.
  5. Install the 1/4 inch oil pan bolts. Tighten to 84 in-lb (9.5 Nm).
  6. Install the 5/16 inch oil pan bolts. Tighten to 132 in-lb (15 Nm).
  7. Remove the dowels.
  8. Install the remaining 1/4 inch oil pan bolts. Tighten to 84 in-lb (9.5 Nm) (2006 vehicles).
  9. Lower the engine onto the engine mounts.
  10. Install the through bolts and tighten the nuts.
  11. Remove jack stand and remove the piece of wood.
  12. Install the flywheel and torque converter access cover.
  13. Install starter motor.
  14. Connect the exhaust pipe to the hanger and to exhaust manifold.
  15. Install the transmission oil cooling lines (if equipped).
  16. Install the oxygen sensor wiring supports to the oil pan mounting studs.
  17. Install the drain plug into the oil pan. Tighten to 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  18. Lower the vehicle.
  19. Connect negative battery cable.
  20. Fill the oil pan with oil. WARNING
    Use extreme caution when the engine is operating. Do not stand in a direct line with the fan. Do not put your hands near the pulleys, belts or fan. Do not wear loose clothing.
  21. Start the engine and inspect for leaks.

Jun 06, 2009 | 2003 Jeep Wrangler

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05 susuki forenza


Removal Procedure
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Drain the engine oil from the engine crankcase.
3. Remove the exhaust flex pipe retaining nuts from
the exhaust manifold.
4. Remove the exhaust flex pipe retaining nuts from
the catalytic converter or the connecting pipe.
5. Remove the exhaust flex pipe.
6. Remove the oil pan flange–to–transaxle retaining
bolts.
7. Remove the oil pan retaining bolts.
8. Remove the oil pan from the engine block.
Cleaning Procedure
1. Clean the oil pan sealing surface.
2. Clean the engine block sealing surface.
3. Clean the oil pan retaining bolts.
4. Clean the oil pan attaching bolt holes in the engine
block.
5. Clean the oil pan scraper.
Installation Procedure
1. Coat the new oil pan gasket with sealant.
Important : Install the oil pan within 5 minutes after applying
the liquid gasket to the oil pan.
2. Install the oil pan to the engine block.
3. Install the oil pan retaining bolts.
Tighten
Tighten the oil pan retaining bolts to 10 NSm (89 lb–in).
4. Install the oil pan flange–to–transaxle retaining
bolts.
Tighten
Tighten the oil pan flange–to–transaxle bolts to 40
NSm (30 lb–ft).
5. Install the exhaust flex pipe.
6. Install the exhaust flex pipe retaining nuts to the
exhaust manifold.
Tighten
Tighten the exhaust flex pipe–to–exhaust manifold
retaining nuts to 35 NSm (26 lb–ft).
7. Install the exhaust flex pipe retaining nuts to the
catalytic converter or the connecting pipe.
Tighten
Tighten the exhaust flex pipe–to–catalytic converter
or connecting pipe retaining nuts to 35 NSm (26 lb–ft).
8. Connect the negative battery cable.
9. Install the oil pan drain plug.
Tighten
Tighten the oil pan drain plug to 35 NSm (26 lb–ft).
10. Refill the engine crankcase with engine oil.

Jun 14, 2008 | 2005 Suzuki Forenza

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