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Recently purchased a rascal 325 that was never used, tires still wrapped in plastic! Did notice a drop of oil from gasket on transaxle. What type oil and how much is required?

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I need to know if i remove flywheel or ac compressor to remove oil pan

procedure is pasted below. Yes, you have to take the compressor loose if you have the 2.4 liter engine. You should never have to remove the flywheel to get the pan off, but you do have to pull the cover off the flywheel. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for using FixYa.


2.2L Engine
See Figure 1
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the crankcase. Raise and support the front of the vehicle.
  3. Unfasten the exhaust shield and disconnect the exhaust pipe at the manifold.
  4. Remove the starter motor and position it out of the way.
  5. Remove the flywheel cover.
  6. On care equipped with automatic transaxle, remove the oil filter and extension.
  7. Unfasten the oil pan bolts and remove the oil pan.


Fig. Fig. 1: Oil pan installation-1995 2.2L OHV engine shown

To install:

  1. Prior to oil pan installation, check that the sealing surfaces on the pan, cylinder block and front cover are clean and free of oil. If installing the old pan, be sure that all old RTV hae been removed.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead of RTV sealant to the oil pan sealing surface. Use a new oil pan rear seal and apply a thin coat of RTV sealant to the ends of the gasket down to the ears and install the pan in place.
  3. Tighten the oil pan retaining bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4. On care equipped with an automatic transaxle, replace the oil filter adapter seal and replace the oil filter adapter.
  5. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal.

2.3L and 2.4L Engines
See Figures 2 and 3
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Properly drain the engine oil and the cooling system into suitable containers.
  3. Remove the flywheel housing or transaxle converter cover, as applicable.
  4. Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly, then remove the right splash shield.
  5. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
  6. Unfasten the A/C compressor lower retaining bolts.
  7. Remove the transaxle-to-engine brace.
  8. Disconnect the engine mount strut bracket.
  9. Unfasten the radiator outlet pipe bolts, then remove the pipes from the oil pan.
  10. Remove the exhaust manifold brace.
  11. Unfasten the oil pan-to-flywheel cover bolt and nut.
  12. Remove the flywheel cover stud for clearance.
  13. Disconnect the radiator outlet pipe from the lower radiator hose and oil pan.
  14. Detach the oil level sensor connector.
  15. Unfasten the oil pan retaining bolts, then remove the pan and gasket. Inspect the gasket for damage. If it'e O.K. you can reuse it. No sealer is necessary.


Fig. Fig. 2: After removing the oil pan, inspect the gasket. If it's not damaged you can reuse it

To install:

  1. Position the gasket, then install the oil pan. Loosely install the retaining bolts.
  2. Place the spacer in its approximate installed location by allow clearance to tighten the pan bolt directly above the spacer. Tighten the oil pan bolts to the specifications given in the accompanying figure.


Fig. Fig. 3: Oil pan tightening specifications-2.3L and 2.4L engines

  1. Position the spacer into its proper position, then install the stud.
  2. Fasten the oil pan-to-transaxle nut.
  3. Attach the oil level sensor connector.
  4. Connect the radiator outlet pipe to the oil pan and fasten with the retaining bolts.
  5. Install the engine mount strut bracket.
  6. Fasten the transaxle-to-engine brace.
  7. Secure the A/C compressor bolts.
  8. Install the serpentine drive belt.
  9. Fasten the right splash shield, then install the wheel and tire assembly.
  10. Install the flywheel housing or transaxle converter cover.
  11. Fill the cooling system and engine crankcase with the correct type of fluids.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable.

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What will i need to do to get a new transmition fluid filter into my 2000 buick regal LS 3.8 letter, not supercharged, I know i need to get the tranny fluid out and drop the pan but after that im in...

Procedure pasted below. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

Drain, Refill & Filter Service

  1. The fluid should be drained when warm so contaminants are in suspension in the transaxle fluid.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle on safety stands.
  3. Place a suitable drain pan under the transaxle fluid pan.
  4. There is no drain plug for changing the transaxle fluid, so fluid change on most automatics is messy. Draining the fluid involves loosening some bolts, removing others, and, after the pan is loosened, letting the fluid run out from the joint between the pan and gasket and the transaxle body. Use a drain pan with a large enough opening to accommodate draining the fluid from a large section of the pan.
  5. There are twenty oil pan bolts. Loosen and remove only the bolts from the front and sides of the pan.
  6. Loosen the rear bolts about four turns.

WARNING Do not pry between the oil pan and the aluminum transaxle case. A prying tool could mark, scratch or gouge the gasket sealing rail making it impossible for the replacement gasket to provide a satisfactory seal.
  1. Lightly tap the pan with a rubber mallet to loosen and allow the fluid to drain.

NOTE If the transaxle fluid is very dark or has a burnt smell, transaxle damage is indicated. Have the transaxle checked professionally.
  1. Remove the remaining bolts, the pan and the gasket. Hold the pan level to keep a small amount of fluid in the bottom. This allows you to check the sediments in the pan for contaminants. Remove the pan and set aside.
  2. The transaxle oil filter has a small neck that is a press-fit into the transaxle case. It should pull straight out. A little careful prying may be required. The rubber grommet that accepts the neck on the filter will likely remain in the transaxle case. Use a small screwdriver to carefully remove the seal. Use care not to damage the case sealing surface.
  3. Inside the pan should be a small magnet. Inspect the oil pan magnet for small bits of steel. The factory places the magnet here to trap stray metal particles. Excessive amounts of steel shavings indicate internal transmission damage. A small amount of sediment in the pan is normal as the friction elements wear.
  4. If desired, use side cutters to open up the transaxle oil filter assembly by cutting or prying the metal crimping away from the top of the filter and by pulling the filter apart. Inspect the filter for excessive amounts of the following: clutch plate assembly fiber material, indicating clutch distress; bronze slivers, indicating bushing wear; steel particles, indicating internal transaxle wear.

To install:
  1. Clean all parts well. Clean all traces of old gasket off of the oil pan gasket rail as well as the sealing surface on the transaxle. Use care not to damage the sealing surface on either area.
  2. Inspect the oil pan for damage to the sealing surface and dents or cracks in the pan.
  3. If the oil filter seal came out of the case, install it using a socket as a driver. Gently tap in with a plastic mallet. Using the same plastic mallet, gently tap the filter neck in place.
  4. The design of the steel-core factory gasket is such that it may be reusable, if not bent or otherwise damaged. Note that most replacement transaxle oil filters come with a new gasket. Lay the oil pan gasket on the pan and install the pan to the case. Normally, no sealer is used. Start a few bolts at the ends of the pan to hold it and to keep the gasket from moving out of position. Install all 20 bolts and tighten to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm). Do not overtighten or the gasket could be squeezed out of position and/or the bolt threads in the aluminum transaxle case could be damaged.
  5. Lower the vehicle to the floor.
  6. To refill the transaxle from just a bottom pan removal, 7.4 quarts of DEXRON® IIE or DEXRON® III will be required. Use a funnel to reach the filler/dipstick tube. Use care not to spill fluid in the engine compartment.
  7. Check for leaks.

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