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Unread 09-06-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
TjBryce
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Oil Pan Removal Help

I need to find out the easiest way to remove the oil pan from the I6. I used the search and nothing about the rmoval. Am I going to have to take off the exhaust and starter???

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Unread 09-06-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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Yep....... Try searching under rear mainseal replacement? You have to drop pan in order to do that.
OIL PAN
DESCRIPTION
The oil pan is made of stamped steel. The oil pan
gasket is a one piece steel backbone silicone coated
gasket (Fig. 83).
REMOVAL
(1) Disconnect negative cable from battery.
(2) Raise the vehicle.
(3) Remove the oil pan drain plug and drain the
engine oil.
(4) Disconnect the exhaust pipe at the exhaust
manifold.
(5) Disconnect the exhaust hanger at the catalytic
converter and lower the pipe.
(6) Remove the starter motor. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
STARTING/STARTER MOTOR - REMOVAL).
(7) Remove the engine flywheel and transmission
torque converter housing access cover.
(8) If equipped with an oil level sensor, disconnect
the sensor.
(9) Position a jack stand directly under the engine
vibration damper.
(10) Place a piece of wood (2 x 2) between the jack
stand and the engine vibration damper.
(11) Remove the engine mount through bolts.
(12) Using the jack stand, raise the engine until
adequate clearance is obtained to remove the oil pan.
(13) Remove transmission oil cooling lines (if
equipped) and oxygen sensor wiring supports that
are attached to the oil pan studs.
(14) Remove the oil pan bolts and studs. Carefully
slide the oil pan and gasket to the rear. If equipped
with an oil level sensor, take care not to damage the
sensor.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. This is going to be fun.... not.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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Trust me, take your time and it's not a rough job by any means! p.s. do yourself a favor and mark down where all your pan bolts go.It's easier for the reinstall!You should see all the threads on here for that,some even take a digital pic.
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