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Oil pan i need to change my oil pan how difficult?

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Not difficult at all just make sure you drain the oil first. i know its a no brainer but a lot of people make that mistake but no

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How to change a oil pump on a 2004 Suzuki forenza car with a 2.0 engine


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I actually own a 1995 Dodge Spirit 3.0 and its not to difficult. The hardest part is removing the bracket on the transmission so you can remove the dust cover for the flywheel. (1) Drain the oil. (2) Remove the transmission bracket and the dust cover. (3) Remover all the pan bolts except one, just loosen this one so you can pry the pan off, because the pan will be stuck on. (4) Clean the engine block and the oil pan very clean. (5) Install the gasket OR sealer which ever it calls for and install the pan and fill with new oil and filter. Hope this helps and please visit my Auto-Repair-Website: http://www.bigasautorepair.com/

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I need to know how to troubleshoot oil pump problems on a 1997 pontiac montana and how difficult it is to change.


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How to change the transmission fluid?


It's a mess to do it yourself but not all that difficult. First thing you need is a BIG drain pan. I use an old plastic storage box, like the kind that you store sweaters in and put under your bed. When you loosen the bolts on the pan, the oil goes everywhere... I loosen all the bolts just a bit and then try to let the oil drain out on one end of the pan rather than all over the place. I wear disposible gloves but they are slippery when the oil is on them. WEAR OLD CLOTHES. Once the oil is drained, remove all the bolts and remove the pan. You'll find crud in the bottom of the pan so clean it up spotless. Clean any gasket material off the pan and transmission surface. Next, remove the transmission oil filter. It should look like the one you bought at the Parts Store. They pull out CAREFULLY with a wiggle/turn. More oil down your arm will follow...
There will be a new gasket in the filter kit. This is tricky to remove. Again, BE CAREFUL. Do NOT damage the area where the gasket sits in. It is aluminum and very soft. Patience, patience...I use a little hook and a thin screwdrive to remove mine. Put in the new filter, new gasket on the oil pan and bolt it back up. Tighten the bolts in a criss-cross pattern and DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. I like the oil pan gaskets they sell at NAPA. They have a metal ring feature that prevents over tightening the pan bolts and distorting the gasket material. Most recommend NO gasket sealer. Ask at the Parts Store. Also ask how much transmission fluid to buy.
After that, start adding transmission oil. I put in one quart LESS than they recommend to start. You don't want to overfill it. Start it up, let it warm up and check the fluid level while running on a level surface. Keep adding a pint or so (if needed) to get to the FULL mark on the dipstick.
On this old of a vehicle, I would run some SEAFOAM transmission additive BEFORE I changed the fluid. Drive it a couple of hundred miles then change it.
Like I said it isn't that difficult but a mess. Stay away from the places that offer a "Transmission Flush". All they do is drop a siphon hose down the dipstick tube and **** out the fluid. They don't change the filter and all the crud is left in the pan. A waste of money.
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HOW TO CHANGE OIL PAN ON F150


Hi. Here's the procedure on how to change the oil pan.

Things You'll Need:
Drain pan
Crescent wrench
New oil filter
Oil filter wrench
Socket wrench
Socket set
Razor knife
Putty knife
New oil pan
Oil pan gasket
6 qt. of oil
Clean towel

    Draining the Oil
  1. 1 Locate the oil pan directly underneath the engine. The oil pan will be held on to the bottom of the motor by 16 to 18 bolts. The drain plug is at the bottom of the pan.
  2. 2 Loosen the drain plug with a crescent wrench. Allow all the oil to drain in to the pan. Tighten the drain plug when the oil is through draining.
  3. 3 Unscrew the oil filter with an oil filter wrench. Place the oil filter with the waste oil.
  4. 4 Rub new motor oil around the gasket of the new oil filter. Pour 1 qt. of oil in to the filter.
  5. 5 Screw the filter to the filter housing with your hands. Do not wrench-tighten as this will strip the threads and make removal of the filter difficult.
  6. Replacing the Oil Pan
  7. 1 Locate all the bolts holding the oil pan in place. There will be 16 to 18 bolts.
  8. 2 Unscrew all the bolts with a socket wrench. Lower the pan to the ground. If the pan is stubborn, tap it with a rubber mallet to loosen the seal from the gasket.
  9. 3 Scrape clean all the gasket material around the bottom surface of the motor. This will ensure a tight seal with the new oil pan.
  10. 4 Place the new gasket around the new oil pan. Raise the oil pan to the motor and screw in all the bolts. Do not tighten the bolts until all are threaded to the bottom of the motor.
  11. 5 Tighten the bolts with a socket wrench. Ensure that all the bolts are tight.
  12. Adding the New Motor Oil
  13. 1 Open the hood to access the engine compartment. Unscrew the oil filler cap on top of the crankcase. Pull the engine oil dipstick from the tube. Wipe the dipstick clean with a fresh towel.
  14. 2 Pour in 5 qt. of oil in to the engine crank case. Insert the dipstick back in to the tube and pull it back out. Check the oil level against the markings on the dipstick. Fill at 1/2 qt. intervals until the dipstick indicates "Full."
  15. 3 Start the truck and allow it to run for five minutes. Allow the truck to sit for an additional five minutes to allow the oil to drain back to the oil pan.
  16. 4 Check the oil level again. Fill if necessary, but do not overfill.

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Difficult to change out rear main oil seal/gaskets on 1994 940 non( turbo) station wagon?


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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.

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Ford econoline 350 87 i need to change


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one recomendation though put the bolts through the holes in the pan and through and the gasket before you put the pan on the gasket will hold the bolts in place and you wont have to try and line up the rubber gasket to the holes lying upside down under your van

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