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I have taken all bolts from the oil pan but it is hung up and i cant get the pan off

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  • michaelma692 Mar 09, 2009

    The engine is in the car. But what would be necessary inorder to remove the oil pan if the pick up sump is at the bottom of the pan. Why would raising the engine allow for the pan to be removed,  If its clearance you mean is needed. I have clearance already approx 2 ft. 

    I have noticed in new jettas the AC pump is necessary to be moved aside by removing one of the bolts on it. This way you could get to a few of the oil pan nuts to remove. But Thats not in my case. I need to figure this out quickly. Thanks Mike

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    I have the same problem the bolts all out,sump hangs 1/4 inch but seems to be held on by some think inside the sump oilpump"""""" plenty of room but hey it want come off so somethink is holding from the inside




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Hi Michaelma692, keep in mind that the oil pick up sump is situated at the very bottom of the oil pan, which probably means u have to raise the engine quite a bit to drop the pan low enough to clear the oil pick up sump (if the oil pan is 6inches deep, for example, u will need to drop the pan 6 inches to clear). Let me know if this isn't the problem. Curt

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • Curt Downs Mar 09, 2009

    Oil Pan
    Mike, hope this helps u out. Curt


    Exploded view of the oil pan and the components of the oiling system
    View of VR6 cylinder block and oil pan
    The bolts at the flywheel side of the engine may be difficult to access
    Once all the bolts have been removed, lower the oil pan
    to extreme heat and pressure, the oil pan gasket may stick to the block
    and the pan. Do not pry on the pan or between the gasket and the block
    or the windage tray may bend

    The oil pump must be removed before you remove the oil windage tray
    oil pan can be removed with the engine in the vehicle. On some
    vehicles, it may be necessary to lower the subframe to service the oil

    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and drain the oil.

    some VW 4 cyl. engines, it may be difficult to access the pan mounting
    bolts at the flywheel side of the engine. VW special tool #3185 or
    equivalent may be needed.

    1. Loosen and remove the bolts retaining the oil pan.

    2. Lower the pan from the engine.
    To install:

    1. Be sure the gasket surface is flat and install the pan with a new gasket.

    2. Tighten the retaining bolts in a crisscross pattern as follows:

      • 2.0L (ABA) engine: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)

      • 1.8L (AEB) and 2.8L (AAA) engine: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm)

    3. Refill the engine with oil. Start the engine and check for leaks.

  • Curt Downs Mar 09, 2009

    Well Mike, I'm no computer wiz, the diagrams didn't transfer to the message, only the text. U can find the diagrams at the autozone web site, just enter your vehicle info and look for info on oil pan, hopefully the pics will be of some help. Good Luck! Curt



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