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What is the proper procedure to changing an oil pan and can i use an RTV sealer instead of a gasket?

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I would suspect that this is an Escort style pan in which RTV is the oil pan gasket. I have always applied a thin layer of RTV to the pan and the block of the engine, allow them to dry for 1/2 hour, then reapply a second thing layer to the oil pan and install. I have never had one leak after using this method. Make sure that the bolt holes stay open during this whole process.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

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

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  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.

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

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the lubrication system for all 2.2L and 2.5L except Premier engines

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You didn't list your engine size so please pick the approriate task:

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
  3. Drain the crankcase of oil.
  4. Remove the attaching bolts securing the oil pan to the engine.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
  3. Drain the crankcase of oil, and drain the cooling system by removing the lower radiator hose.
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