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I have an oil leak and believe that when a shop replaced my oil pan gasket the pan bolts were over tightened thereby damaging the rim of the oil pan. What is the procedure for removing the oil pan?

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Drain the oil, take out all of the bolts..... Wear old clothes, it's messy!

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How to replace a oil pan gasket 2003 mercury sable

1st. Can you remove the oil pan without partially removing the engine? If - YOU CAN'T - take it to a local ASE Professional. Concerns: 1 - rear main seal, will it be damaged when you remove the oil pan. 2. Front oil seal, pan seal, same concern? Lets assume you can remove the oil pan, ok, ... you MUST get the TWO gasket surfaces clean, smooth, I mean REAL CLEAN. SIT THE oil pan with the gasket surface up and flat, ..CLEAN THE GASKET SURFACES AND EVERY BOLT with QUICK EVAPORATING brake cleaner or acetone. Let then dry. Get some Permatex spray "red" gasket glue/sealer. Spray the pan side of the gasket with the red glue, carefully lay the gasket on the pan, use the bolts to locate the gasket, make sure the gasket is seated against the pan 100% around the edges!!!! Let the gasket dry overnight!! Then spray the face of the gasket with the red sealant before installing, do it while its still tacky. tighten all bolts finger tight, then start a criss cross pattern, start slowly tightening them (WITH A QUALITY TORQUE WRENCH) TO 50% OF RECOMMENDED.VALUE, keeping the criss cross pattern to 75%, then to 100 - 110% of FACTORY SPECIFICATION. This should stop all gasket caused leaks!!

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Where is trans filter located

The follwoing is from the GM Shop Technical Manual.
Changing the filter requires removing the transaxle oil pan and gasket,
Remove or disconnect


  • Raise vehicle and suitably support.
  • Loosen oil pan bolts and drain fluid,
  • Remove oil pan attaching bolts.
  • Remove pan pan and gasket.
  • Remove the oiil filter using a long screwdriver pry filter neck out of the seal.
  • Check oil filter seal for damage or wear. If needed, remove and replace
Install or connect
  • install new oil filter and/or seal.
  • install the old pan gasket since it can be reused, unless sealing ribs are damaged. If damaged, use new gasket.
  • Install the oil pan and attaching bolts.
  • Tighten pan bolts to 13 lb. ft,
  • Lower vehicle.
  • Refill transxle to proper level with DEXRON III or DEXRON-IIE fluid.
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I like to know how to change the oil pan gasket

First, drain the oil from the pan by using the oil drain bolt. Once you have drained the oil, then undo the bolts on the pan and pry off the pan. Take the old gasket off and cleaned any pieces of gasket and/or adhesive off of the pan and off of the motor. At this time, I would inspect the pickup screen on the oil pump and make sure it is clear of any debris. If it needs cleaning, then clean it. (This is a great time to replace your oil pump if this is an older car. Check the price of an oil pump for you car and if its not too much, it might be a good time to replace it. This is optional, just wanted to mention it.) Back to the gasket. Take the new gasket, put gasket compound (get it at auto parts store) on each side of it. Place the gasket in its place on the underside of the motor and then put the pan in place over it and replace the bolts that hols the pan on. Tighten snugly. You will need to replace the oil that you drained out by adding new oil to the oil filler tube under the hood until the oil level is correct. Once your new oil is in and at the correct level, your car is ready to start. Check for leaks around the oil pan. If you see a leak, tighten bolts, one at a time until it stops. Dont crank down too hard on thes bolts, they can break. It should not take much forse to get them tight enough to keep it from leaking. This is usually not a problem.

Mar 29, 2011 | GMC C1500 Cars & Trucks

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My 2008 aveo5 is leaking what looks like oil. I looked underneath the car and it looks like it is leaking through the gasket on the engine that is to the left of the drainplug. That is if you are from the...

If the gasket is on the oil pan you may try tightening the bolt. To tighten pan gaskets you'll need to tighten in steps in a crisscross pattern. Snug a bolt move across the pan snug another bolt. Do this until all bolts are snug. Do not over tighten pan gasket bolts or leaks will occur. Just uniformly snuf.

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How do you replace an oil pan for 2001 mitsubishi eclipse?

Assuming you're talking about the lower oil's very simple

1. Lift at least the passenger front side of the car using a jack, jack-stand, and blocks on the rear wheels

2. Drain the oil out of the pan by removing the drain plug (just like an oil change)

3. Remove all of the bolts on the outside edge of the oil pan (should be about 11)

4. After all of the bolts have been removed the oil pan is free to come off. It might still be stuck on and a few gentle taps with a rubber mallet with knock it loose. Be aware that there is still some oil inside the pan, so this step will be pretty messy

5. Clean the surface of the engine where the oil pan was mounted against

6. Take your new oil pan and place the gasket around the rim of the pan (if not using a gasket then put liquid gasket around the rim. This is important to ensure the pan doesn't leak)

7. Place the oil pan on the engine and bolt it back on. Start by tightening on bolt, then one as close to 180 degrees across from it. Repeat until all the bolts are tightened.

8. Fill the oil pan with new oil. You may also wish to remove and replace the oil filter.

9. If you used liquid gasket, give it a few hours to set (look at contained for a recommend amount of time to wait). If you used a rubber gasket, you don't need to wait.

10. Start the engine and check for leaks. If you notice any oil leaking from around the seal then turn the engine off, go back to step 2 and then repeat from there on. If you don't see any leaks, you are good to go.

Dec 29, 2010 | 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Needs oil pan gasket - when reinstalling gasket is there a certain to tighten bolts

Anyone order in there... just position the oil pan and secure with the oil pan-to-engine bolts. Tighten the bolts to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm). Do NOT overtighten the bolts, as this will damage the oil pan, causing a leak.


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Aug 26, 2010 | 1989 Buick LeSabre

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How can i remove the oil pan gasket?


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2.2L, 2.3L and 2.7L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Drain the engine oil into a sealable container.
  4. Install the drain bolt with a new gasket. Tighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  5. Remove the front wheels and the splash shield.
  6. Remove the center beam.

Fig. To gain access to the oil pan, remove the center beam-2.2L and 2.3L engines
  1. Detach the Oxygen sensor (O 2 S) electrical connector.
  2. Remove the bolts from the support bracket on the exhaust pipe.
  3. Remove the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter.
  4. Remove the exhaust pipe and discard the gaskets.
  5. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the converter cover.
  6. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the clutch cover.
  7. Remove the oil pan nuts and bolts (in a criss-cross pattern) and the oil pan; if necessary, use a mallet to tap the corners of the oil pan. DO NOT pry on the pan to get it loose.
  8. Clean the oil pan mounting surface of old gasket material and engine oil.
To install:
  1. Install a new oil pan gasket to the oil pan. Apply liquid gasket to the corners of the curved section of the gasket.
  2. Install the oil pan to the engine.
  3. Install the oil pan nuts and bolts and tighten the nuts and bolts in sequence. Tighten the nuts and bolts in 2 steps to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
  4. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, install the torque converter cover. Tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  5. If equipped with a manual transaxle, install the clutch cover. Tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  6. Install the exhaust pipe with new gaskets and new locknuts. Tighten the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the manifold to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)and tighten the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter to 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). Install the bolts to the exhaust pipe support bracket and tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  7. Attach the Oxygen sensor (O 2 S) electrical connector.
  8. Install the center beam and tighten the mounting bolts as follows:

    Prelude: 43 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) Accord: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
  9. Install the splash shield and tighten the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  10. Install the front wheels.
  11. Lower the vehicle and fill the engine with oil.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  13. Start the engine and check for leaks.


Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-2.2L and 2.3L engines


Fig. Oil pan tightening sequence-2.7L engines

3.0L Engine


Fig. Tighten the oil pan bolts in three steps, in sequence, to 8.7 ft. lbs. (12 Nm)

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the engine undercover.
  4. Drain the engine oil and replace the drain plug.
  5. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  6. Remove the oil pan mounting bolts.
  7. Hammer a seal cutter between the engine block and oil pan to break the seal.
  8. Remove the oil pan.
To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan flange and engine block mounting surface.
  2. Apply sealant to the oil pan flange. Be sure to apply sealant toward the inside of the bolt holes.
  3. Install the oil pan on the engine. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 8.7 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Install the exhaust pipe.
  5. Install the undercover.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
WARNING Operating the engine without the proper amount and type of engine oil will result in severe engine damage.
  1. Refill the engine with the correct amount of oil.
  2. Connect the negative battery cable.
  3. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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My oil pan is leaking around the corners. What do i do?

drain out hte old oil, Remove oil pan bolts, remove old oil pan gasket, install new gasket, install oil pan, tighten oil pan bolts to 17 ft. lbs. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN as this will distort the gasket and cause another leak.

Jul 16, 2009 | 2003 Nissan Altima

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Oil leak at the bottom of the oil pan. Still leaking after i tightend the pan bolt. What should i check next, can this cause other problems?

Dear Sir,
Here is the oil leaking Problem Identifying Technique

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket are common.
  • The intake manifold plenum gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption/burning and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
  • External oil leaks from valve cover gaskets, intake gaskets (front or rear), and the rear crankshaft (rear main) seal area are common. The rear main seal is an unlikely source. Normally, the bearing cap mating surfaces (as well as the sealing surface between the oil pan and bearing cap) are the source for the leaks.
  • Engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.
  • If the oil filter casing shows signs of distortion from excessive oil pressure, the oil pump should be replaced.
  • Often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.
  • Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

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