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Pontiac montana oil pan bolt diagram for removal

I am trying to remove pontiac montana oil pan and I cannot see any more bolts but it will not budge. Am I missing something?

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  • lukens_carla Jul 24, 2009

    there are six side bolts that are difficult to see. make sure they are removed first. they connect inside the oil pan to the crank

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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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