The car is leaking oil and the mechanic said it was because there is a whole in the oil pan and it will cost 1800 to fix. can i buy another oil pan and put it on myself?
Drain engine oil.
Remove front engine mount bracket.
Remove power-train bending strut.
Remove structural collar from oil pan to trans-axle Structural Collar - Removal and Installation
Remove trans-axle lower dust cover.
If equipped with air conditioning, remove oil filter and adapter.
Remove oil pan.
Clean oil pan and all gasket surfaces.
Apply Mopar® Silicone Rubber Adhesive Sealant or equivalent at the oil pump to engine block parting line Oil Pan Sealing
Install a new oil pan gasket to pan.
Install pan and tighten screws to 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.)
Install oil filter and adapter.
Install trans-axle lower dust cover.
Install power-train bending strut.
Install front engine mount and bracket
CAUTION: The torque procedure for the structural collar must be followed, as damage to oil pan or collar could occur.
Install the structural collar Structural Collar - Removal and Installation using the following 3 step torque sequence:
Step 1: Install the collar to oil pan bolts and tighten to 3 N·m (30 in. lbs.)
Step 2: Install collar to trans-axle bolts and tighten to 108 N·m (80 ft. lbs.)
Step 3: Final torque the collar to oil pan bolts to 54 N·m (40 ft. lbs.)
Fill engine crankcase with proper oil to correct level.
Auto Zone carries the Oil pan you need for around $75.00 and they will have the step by step instructions for you to replace the oil pan. will take just over 2 hours for the average person. Good luck and keep me posted.
Nov 30, 2009 |
2002 Dodge Neon