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How much to change the oil pan on 2006 dodge charger sxt


You can purchase universal drain plugs at about any parts store that are designed to repair stripped out pans. They have a bar with a nut that fits into your drain hole and a plug seal that fit around the drain hole. This is the cheapest way to permanantly fix your problem.

Aug 27, 2014 | 2006 Dodge Charger

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My drain plug in the oil pan appears to be stripped. Turns, turns, & turns. What are my options?


Oil pan replacement is the last option. There are a couple alternatives. Usually, the hole can be re-tapped (new threads cut) and an over-sized plug can be screwed in. This is the preferred method. There are expanding rubber plugs that can be inserted in the hole. These are nice because it doesnt matter how bad the threads are stripped, it will seal. Most auto parts stores have solutions for this type of repair. One thing to pint out - it is not necessary torque these plugs tight. 10 ft-lbs of torque is usually all that is required.

Feb 20, 2011 | Cadillac Catera Cars & Trucks

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I am looking to buy a 96 ford f250 powerstroke 7.3L. It needs a new oil pan gasket and or a rear main seal. I just want to make sure im not getting screwed on this deal. how much would it cost to repair...


The pan gasket is cheap. Remove the pan install new gasket. A shop would charge around $100. Now the main seal, it will run you $800+ to fix. Difficult and time consuming.

May 17, 2010 | 1996 Ford F250 Crew Cab

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I did the oil service on my cherolet aveo 2006 but some how i can not put back the screw that hold the oil back can some one help me


It sounds like it was stripped out so you need a repair kit for the oil pan sold at most aut parts stores

Apr 08, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Aveo

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How hard is it to replace the oil pan in an '04 Acura TL?


As to how hard it is to replace that depends. If you can remove the oil pan without removing any other parts then it is a simple repair. But if you must remove other parts in order to remove the pan it can be more difficult. Crawl under the car and see what must be removed in order to get the pan off. If you can buy a new oil pan for $95 then by all means buy it and replace it yourself or hire a trusted mechanic to do it for you. I can assure you it will not cost $300. At least find out what it will cost if done by someone other than the dealer. Honda's are reliable cars but their oil pan drain plugs are not. The problem is Honda uses an aluminum drain plug washer and this requires you to torque it to 29 ft/lbs in order for it to seal properly. Over time this will cause the pan threads, which are weak, to distort and eventually end up stripping out. The solution when you install your new oil pan is to not use an aluminum washer and instead use a fiber washer. If you pay someone else to change your oil, be sure and tell them to leave the fiber washer in place and not to install an aluminum washer. You then torque it to 15 ft/lbs and never have a leak or stripped threads. Another alternative is to just replace the drain plug with an inexpensive rubber drain plug you can purchase at any auto parts store. It will seal the drain and you just throw it away and install a new one at every oil change.

Dec 08, 2009 | 2004 Acura TL

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OIL CHANGE


In the oil pan located at the very bottom of the engine. The drain bolt is at the lowest point on the pan. Be careful to not strip out the bolt when replacing after your oil change. Big problem and big bucks to repair. Take your car to an oil change specialist instead. It'll be cheaper on you in the long run.

Jul 07, 2009 | 2000 Chrysler Concorde

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2001 Concorde 3.2 L Oil Pan Removal


if you have your old drain plug take it to a auto part store get a self tapping drain plug! save big$$$$$ I have installed piles of these they last for ever $5-$20- for one. cheers

Dec 24, 2008 | 2001 Chrysler Concorde

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