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Oil pan drain plug

2.4 L engine. Drain plug opening is stripped. Over sized plug put in, but still leaks. What else can I do besides replacing the oil pan????

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  • juderich5 Jul 23, 2008

    My 2000 dodge caravan oil plug was stripped today at Sears while having an oil change...is it due to overtightening at the last change?

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    Dave- this just happened to us on a 2.4 L Dodge caravan. We are having a new oil pan put in...the pan cost 120 from the dealer and 36 more for gasket..labor is expected to be over 200...yuck.

  • tkent34 Mar 30, 2009

    Drain plug leaking and when I turned it with my fingers - it was easy to tighten. I tighten down with my fingers and noticed it was stripped. The dealer just did my oil change just 2 weeks earlier.

    They didn't say a word, I only noticed it because of oil on my driveway. I am pretty upset. They have been doing all the oil changes for years - I am hoping they will cover fixing it but the problem is, the bolt is so loose I am afraid to take it in because I could loose the bolt. It definitely needs re-tapping.

    Tom



  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    After asking me how long I had had an over sized bolt in my oil pan he said that they couldn't get it back in so they were unable to complete my oil change without replacing the oil pan. I had to leave my vehicle at the shop overnight. The next morning I called to speak with the manager, who was conveniently out sick and the guys had already removed the oil pan and said that the problem was the nut broke off inside the oil pan. I feel like I am being taken. Common sense tells me they crossed threaded the drain plug and used so much force they then couldn't get it out to attempt to re-screw it in. I am a single female and never authorized any work to be done as I told them I was wanting to speak with manager. I am looking for any information which will help me to state my case and not be charged for unnecessary items which are being replaced due to their negligence. Thank you

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Put a rubber washer on the drain plug

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