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Hi, I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, 2.2L, 4cyl. Oil pan gasket has gone bad, do we have to replace the entire oil pan? Or can we just find a gasket somewhere? Any thoughts on where to get either?

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Here is the problem, the gasket is all you need as long as there are no holes in the pan, sometimes they hit things besides raccoons and dent the pan, you can get a gasket no problem, here's the problem, not all pans slide out for you to work on without lifting up the engine about 6 inches, there is an oil pump that sumps down in the bottom of that pan, and you can't get the pan out without hitting it especially when there is a motor mount, cross member in the way. You might be able to get the pan down about 2 inches, get the gasket cleaned off without spilling too much **** inside the sump, then stretch the new gasket around the outside of the pan and get it in place, use no adhesive, no silicone, nothing, dry. Good luck, and Hope this helps.

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Not unless the pan itself is leaking

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Please follow the instructions and you'll have no problem/

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