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Can a gasket be replaced without lifting the engine on my car

My 94 grand marquise needs a new seal on the oil pan. Can I do this myself in my garage or as one machanic is telling me it has to be done in a shop with a lift?

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  • tratodd Apr 22, 2009

    great thanks..It seemed simple to me but he said its a lot of labor and it needed flushing first with a cost of $650. Do I need any thing else other then the seal, special tools etc.

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He is full of bull you can do it in your garage just take your time and pay close attention

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Jeff Adkisson
    Jeff Adkisson Apr 22, 2009

    no it is a straight forward oil pan gasket

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not the easiest job at home but if you have way to lift the car securely and tools not a problem.
first lift the car and secure.drain the oil.remove the exhaust pipe to clear the oil pan,remove the bolts from oil pan. between the motor and transmission is a small plate.remove the plate to access two more bolt from the oil pan. with big flat screwdriver pray the pan on the back side.you will find lip on block and the pan to insert the pray bar or screwdriver.clean the pan from old gasket.clean the block from old gasket. install new gasket on the pan and insert 4 screw to hold in place.on front of the engine is the timing cover connection.one drop of silicon will seal the gap.place the pan and drive the 4 screw 3-4 turns.install the rest ant slightly tight all across. (ask you auto store for silicone gasket. the old cork is not so good) .tight all screw again.don't over tight.stop if the gasket start to deform out of the pan.replace the oil filter. refill oil and start the car.check for leaks.
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Yes you can do it yourself.
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I have a 93 grand Jeep Cherokee Laradeo ,to change the oil pan seal , and or the oil filter housing to change the O rings , or the timing cover seal or the rear seal , dose one need too lift up or pull...


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