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Need to know how to remove oil pan with engine still in vehicle on 96 Ford Wind Star 3.8 engine. What will I have to remove to get access to it.

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3.8L Engine Fig. 2: Oil pan assembly - 3.8L engine need to know how to remove oil pan  with engine - 89693g43.gif

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Drain and recycle the engine oil.
  4. Remove the oil filter.
  5. Remove the dual converter Y-pipe assembly.
  6. Remove the starter motor.
  7. Remove the engine rear plate/converter housing cover.
  8. Remove the retaining bolts and remove the oil pan. To install:
  9. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  10. Trial fit oil pan to cylinder block. Ensure that enough clearance has been provided to allow the oil pan to be installed without sealant being scraped off when pan is positioned under the engine.
  11. Apply a bead of silicone sealer to the oil pan flange. Also apply a bead of sealer to the front cover/cylinder block joint and fill the grooves on both sides of the rear main seal cap. NOTE: When using silicone rubber sealer, assembly must occur within 15 minutes after sealer application. After this time, the sealer may start to harden and its sealing effectiveness may be reduced.
  12. Install the oil pan and secure to the block with the attaching screws. Tighten the screws to 80-106 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).
  13. Install a new oil filter.
  14. Install the engine rear plate/converter housing cover.
  15. Install the starter motor.
  16. Install the Y-pipe converter assembly.
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18. Fill the engine with oil.
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20. Start the engine and check for leaks. prev.gif next.gif

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