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How do I remove the oil pan on a 2006 Chevy Malibu LT 2.2L engine?

I had all of the bolts removed but could not get the pan to budge. tried a pry bar, screwdriver, and a combination of the the two. No dice.

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Did you remove the two reversed torx head screws on each side the bottom of the timing cover.

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Testimonial: "No I did not remove those. I haven't clue where they are. Timing cover is located where please? What should these reversed torque screws look like? Last why would the timing cover be locked onto an oil pan?"

  • BJ Russell Nov 24, 2014

    The timing cover is on the front of the engine. The capscrews are on the front bottom of the oil pan and I think they are at a slight angle, not straight down. The head looks like a TORX drive bit and can loosened with a small 12 point socket. And I remember when vehicles were fairly easy to work on, 50's to early 70's. As to why they would engineer it that way I don't know but I have some guesses!

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    Peter Liedman Nov 24, 2014

    Sir would you happen to have a chiltons manual with component parts locator for download and free? Or perhaps a picture of the spot you are referring to?


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Not positive on that engine but there could be bolts going in from the sides into the main bearing caps.

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Testimonial: "I've looked all around the oil pan and besides removing the one bolt from the lower air compressor nothing should stop me from removing the oil pan. I am concerned about breaking my pan by trying to remove it too forcefully."


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SOURCE: Can't remove oil pan

most likely,keep looking
and then try a rubber mullet

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SOURCE: i am replacing the oil pump on a 98 chevy malibu,

take loose the motor mount bolt and jack the front of the engine up to clear the oil pump and remove the pan,.the bolt the runs thru the center of the mounts ,the easiest way ,hope this helps you, thanks robert b.

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If all the bolts are off, then the gasket is holding the oil pan in place and your going to have to tap it with a mallet, Not a hammer but a mallet so you don not damage the oil pan. Good luck and hope this helps.

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SOURCE: timing chain tensioner worn; plastic parts are in eng oil pan

No, should have enough room to slide it out ,if not disconnect the engine mounts and jack up or lift up the engine just enough to slide the pan.

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SOURCE: I cant get the oil pan to drop on my 1998 4.3

the pick up for the oil pump is geting stuck in the sump carefull it can easally be broken make sure you have clearance too come strait down with it you cant go to the side until the pickup clears the may have too drop the subframe or unbolt the motor mounts and jack up the engine

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and then try a rubber mullet

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