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1. Turn off engine ,
2. Take of oil cap on engine
3. Put in a little oil in oil filler hole of engine.
4. then pull out the oil dip stick from engine
5. and clean the dip stick on a rag.
6. Put dip stick back in engine
7. pull out again and check the level showing on the dip Stick
8. If level is too low on dip stick and is not at full level go back to step 1
These steps ensures you avoid over filling the engine with oil
Tip for beginners
The 4 litre oil bottle is way too much oil for an engine to handle.
If you have a full 4 litre oil plastic bottle square shape . hold the bottle on its side to pour the oil out slowly and smoothly.
Sounds like something has been moved or broken. Check the Power Steering (PS) hoses for leaks. Check the steering rack bypass tubes, as these can rust.
If the oil is black, its likely engine oil. If clear or red, PS fluid.
Put the car on ramps or similar, get underneath and clean off all the oil. Place some cardboard under the engine and run it. The position of the oil drops should give you an idea of where the leak is located.
Drain the oil out the bottom of the oil pan there is a plug its just a bolt be careful not to drain the tranmission fluid. after all oil is drained put plug back in. remove oil filter (probably goin to need oil filter wrench). put new oil filter in place of the old one put small amount of oil on the gasket on new oil filter this will help make it easier to remove next time. if you can fill new filter up with oil before installing this will prevent dry starting. fill motor with recomended oil type and amount. you can go to any auto parts store they will set you up with everything you need an tell you the correct amounts. They even sell dvds now that will give you step by step instructions if you need further help.
First Look under transmission for a drain plug like a Bolt size Then Open your Hood Check On the side for Oil gauge... From that Oil Gauge after draining your old Oil ...Put Back Your Bolt ..Then Find a little Funnel to put our new Oil throw that Oil Gauge.. Transmission Oil For Manual Transmission Only From Canadian Tire ...Good Luck
#1 Heat up engine to make oil flow better
#2 Put car up on jack stand or ramps
#3 Place pan under engine and remove filter being careful not to burn yourself
#4 Remove oil plug from bottom of oil pan carefuly because oil is hot.
#5 Oil rubber gasket on filter and install filter and oil plug
#6 fill with recommended type and amount of oil
Drain engine oil.
Remove front engine mount bracket.
Remove power-train bending strut.
Remove structural collar from oil pan to trans-axle Structural Collar - Removal and Installation
Remove trans-axle lower dust cover.
If equipped with air conditioning, remove oil filter and adapter.
Remove oil pan.
Clean oil pan and all gasket surfaces.
Apply Mopar® Silicone Rubber Adhesive Sealant or equivalent at the oil pump to engine block parting line Oil Pan Sealing
Install a new oil pan gasket to pan.
Install pan and tighten screws to 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.)
Install oil filter and adapter.
Install trans-axle lower dust cover.
Install power-train bending strut.
Install front engine mount and bracket
CAUTION: The torque procedure for the structural collar must be followed, as damage to oil pan or collar could occur.
Install the structural collar Structural Collar - Removal and Installation using the following 3 step torque sequence:
Step 1: Install the collar to oil pan bolts and tighten to 3 N·m (30 in. lbs.)
Step 2: Install collar to trans-axle bolts and tighten to 108 N·m (80 ft. lbs.)
Step 3: Final torque the collar to oil pan bolts to 54 N·m (40 ft. lbs.)
Fill engine crankcase with proper oil to correct level.
Auto Zone carries the Oil pan you need for around $75.00 and they will have the step by step instructions for you to replace the oil pan. will take just over 2 hours for the average person. Good luck and keep me posted.
Drive your Dodge Caravan up onto ramps or lifts so you have room to work as you pull out the oil pump. You could also use a jack, but make sure you brace the front wheels and engage the parking break so the car doesn't roll. 2. Step 2
Disconnect the negative battery cable on your Dodge Caravan. Drain the engine oil and coolant into separate pans. Take the vehicle off the ramps or lifts. Remove the accessory drive belts and use an engine support tool to hold the weight of the engine. 3. Step 3
Take out the right engine mount and bracket. Take off the timing belt cover and loosen the bolts on the timing belt tensioner. Remove both the tensioner and the timing belt then raise the vehicle back on the ramps or lifts. 4. Step 4
Take out the oil pan assembly and remove the oil pump pick-up and the O-ring. Take the crankshaft damper out with a good puller. Use a puller to also draw the crankshaft sprocket from the front of the crankshaft. 5. Step 5
Loosen the bolts on the oil pump and take them off. Remember where they were since you'll need to replace them later. Unscrew the relief valve. Install the New Oil Pump 6. Step 1
Clean all the parts to remove contaminants and debris then install the inner rotor. Make sure the chamfer faces the cast iron oil pump cover on the back. Torque the bolts to 105 in. lb. 7. Step 2
Install the relief valve, followed by the spring, gasket and cover cap. The cover cap should be tightened to 40 ft. lb. 8. Step 3
Fill the rotor cavity with clean engine oil to prime it then insert a new O-ring seal into the oil pump. Put Mopar Gasket Maker or equivalent anaerobic type gasket sealer on the flange of the oil pump body. 9. Step 4
Align the oil pump rotor flats with the flats on the crankshaft and install the pump slowly, tightening the fasteners to 20 ft. lb. Add the new front oil seal and install it with the spring side facing the inside of the engine. Even it out with the engine cover. 10. Step 5
Install the crankshaft sprocket with the special sprocket tool. Put on the oil pump pick-up tube and O-ring and torque the bolt to 20 ft. lb. 11. Step 6
Insert the oil pan and install a new oil filter. Lower your vehicle then install the timing belt and covers and crankshaft damper with a tool specialized for the 2 mm by 1.75 by 150 mm bolt. Tighten the center bolt to 105 ft. lb. 12. Step 7
Put on the accessory drive belts and adjust them to the right tension. Put on the engine mount and bracket then take out the engine support tool. 13. Step 8
Add fresh oil to the engine and refill the cooling system. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, ethylene glycol antifreeze and water in the cooling system. Start your engine and check for leaks.
Clicking is probably the infamous lifter sound.....do a oil change and put 5w30 in it and add 1 qt rislone oil additive/engine treatment in it.......as far as the lack of power check your plugs and air filter...still no power check for a plugged catalytic converter