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While removing the engine drain plug on a 2000 saturn sl2 the nut broke and is now in the pan. I have never seen something like this, I usually see the pan being threaded. Is there a simple fix that does not involve dropping the pan.

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The "nut" should be a"drain plug" you mean the drain plug is broken off in the pan? . Is the pan steel or aluminum. if its Steel, then there is a "nut" welded on the inside of the pan, and it will need to be removed to repair or replace the pan.

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