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Re: I am replacing the oil pan and it is stuck
I have done this on some other vehicles with the same problem, and here are two idea's.
Remove the bolt from one of the motor mounts and jack the engine up...(one side, but keep an eye on things so you done tear hoses or wiring)
or...sneak in and unbolt the oil pump, and remove it with the pan.
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Okay, so the oil pan gasket on my dads topaz was leaking, and beings that ive replaced the tranny pan gasket, the starter, the solenoid, the pcv valve, the battery and a whole load of other stuff, i figured i could easily enough replace the oil pan. Well, I pulled the starter, disconnected the radiator hose, drained the radiator, drained the oil, undid all the bolts (that i could find) etc. Well Basically, the pan gasket is stuck toot he transmission somehow, i can move it around, by any attempts too pull it out result in me cursing because the darn thing wont move, it swings an inch too each side, a good half inch up and down, but it just wont come out. So If any of you can help me with this that'd be great, cuz I need this car running again so my dad can get too work tomorrow morning. Not too mention the potential consequences if I wrecked his car, even though i was following his order too fix it................not lookin so good eh? :/
Oil pan drain plug and drain the engine oil into a suitable container
Remote oil filter pipe adapter
Remote oil filter hose clip bolt on oil pan
Starter wire harness bracket stud
Transmission oil cooler pipes (if equipped)
Access plugs for oil pan rear nuts
Transmission to oil pan bolts
Oil pan nuts and bolts
NOTE: The low oil level sensor is not reusable.
Remove and discard the engine oil level sensor (if applicable)
The oil pan
The oil pan gasket
Discard the oil pan gasket.
Clean all sealing surfaces on the engine and the oil pan.
To Install: Note: Whenever the transmission and the engine oil pan are removed from the engine at the same time install the transmission before the oil pan. This is to allow for the proper oil pan alignment. Failure to achieve the correct oil pan alignment can result in transmission failure.
Apply a 0.197 inch (5 mm) wide and 1.0 inch (25 mm) long bead of adhesive GM P/N 12346141 (Canadian P/N 10953433) or equivalent to both the right and left sides of the engine front cover to engine block junction at the oil pan sealing surfaces.
Apply a 0.197 inch (5 mm) wide and 1.0 inch (25 mm) long bead of adhesive GM P/N 12346141 (Canadian P/N 10953433) or equivalent to both the right and left sides of the crankshaft rear oil seal housing to engine block junction at the oil pan sealing surfaces.
Note: Always install a new oil pan gasket. The oil pan gasket and oil pan must be installed and the fasteners tightened while the adhesive is still wet to the touch.
Install the new oil pan gasket into the groove in the oil pan.
Note: The oil pan alignment must always be flush or forward no more than 0.011 inch (0.3mm) from the rear face of the engine block.
Install or connect the following:
The oil pan onto the engine block
Press the oil pan gasket into the grooves of the engine front cover and crankshaft rear oil seal housing
Slide the oil pan back against a suitable straight edge
The oil pan bolts and nuts, but do not tighten
Measure the pan-to-transmission housing clearance using a feeler gage and a straight edge.
Use a feeler gage to check the clearance between the oil pan-to-transmission housing measurement points
If the clearance exceeds 0.011 inch 0.3mm) at any of the 3 oil pan-to-transmission housing measurement points (A), then repeat the step until the oil pan-to-transmission housing clearance is within the specification
The oil pan must always be forward of the rear face of the engine block
Tighten the oil pan bolts and nuts in sequence
Torque to: 18 ft lb (25 Nm).
Measure the clearance between the 3 oil pan-to-transmission housing measurement points in order to ensure proper alignment.
Install or connect the following:
A new oil pan drain plug seal (O-ring) onto the oil pan drain plug
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain the engine oil.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Front differential, if equipped with 4WD
Oil pan, separate it from the engine using SST 09032-00100 and a brass bar
Apply seal packing to the oil pan.
Install the oil pan to the cylinder block. Tighten the nuts and bolts to: 67 inch lbs. (8 Nm)
WARNING If parts are not assembled within 5 minutes of applying time, the effectiveness of the seal packing is lost and must be removed and reapplied.
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 sump.you may have too drop the subframe or unbolt the motor mounts and jack up the engine
buy a tube of sealer called Right Stuff
1. Remove the flexible exhaust pipe
2. Disconnect the downstream catalyst monitor sendor (OXYGEN SENSOR)
3. Drain engine oil
4. Remove the 15 bolts and the oil pan
5. Clean pan & surface area.
6. Apply sealer 10mm (0.40 inch) diameter of sealer
7. Position oil pan and hand-tighten the oil pan bolts
8. Start with front of oil pan tighten each bolts going around oil pan till all are tighten up.
9. Install exhaust flexible exhaust pipe
10. Connect OXYGEN SENSOR connector
11. Lower the vehicle.
12. Fill oil 5w20 (Spec)
you have to remove the oil pan without the gasket because the gasket is attached to your oil pan baffle and that can't be removed until you unbolt your oil pump. i pried the **** out of mine until i realized the gasket couldn't come with it. no haynes manual will explain it as simple as it could be, i hate those books