Question about Pontiac Sunfire
Mr lube said it was "a gasket leak in the oil pan" I need help fixing it myself.
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: change oil pan gasket
This Is A Fairly SIMPLE Procedure The IMPORTANT Thing is To Use Generous Amount of Sealant and Allow Plenty of TIME for Sealant to CURE After Pan is On and Tightened Over Night At Liest
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
SOURCE: think I need oil pan gasket
It's probably the front crank seal or the cam seal. Kinda big job for a novice. The car only has one oil pan. The back one she refered to is for the transmission,if it's automatic. Never saw a oil pan gasket leak on a nissan '96 & up.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
they don't use gaskets on oil sumps its sealant glue and yes u will have to reapply it when you put the sump back on, and what do u mean by main seal? do you mean the head gasket?
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
SOURCE: Oil Pan Gasket Leak
you oil pan bolts of the bottom of the oil resivour the gaskit fits in between the surfaces where the pan meets it creating a seal witch in your case needs to be replaced this procedure replaces that gaskit to create a new seal
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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