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05 cavalier oil pan

What would cause the pan to crack in two pieces. Just had the oil changed and that after the pan cracked when I was driving home

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Thats odd but did you run over anything on the way home if not You could argue that the oil change place may have over tighten your drain plug and caused this , Wow but thats hard to believe that because the threads would of pulled out first i would think. But you never know and this is something that dont just happen. If it was cracked when they changed the oil you would think they would of saw it and told you.

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Did the cracking originate from around the drain plug or elsewhere? During the oil change, the only part that they would have had to touch would be the drain plug,and if they over tighted it, but you would think that if they did that, it would just strip the threads. I would definitely talk to the manager at the shop where the oil was changed, as even if they didn't cause the crack, I am surprised that they didn't notice it either.

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