Avalon 1995-1996

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
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  5. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the right front wheel.
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  9. Remove the fender apron seal.
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  11. Remove the engine undercover.
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  13. Drain the engine oil from the engine.
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  15. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
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  17. Remove the front exhaust pipe bracket from the No. 1 oil pan.
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  19. Remove the flywheel housing undercover.

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    Fig. Oil pan component locations

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  21. Remove the 10 bolts and 2 nuts to the No. 2 oil pan.

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    Fig. No. 2 oil pan mounting bolt locations

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  23. Insert the blade of SST (09032-00100) or equivalent tool, between the No. 1 and No. 2 oil pans. Clean the surfaces of the oil pans.
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  25. Remove the oil strainer and gasket from the engine by removing the 3 nuts.
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  27. Remove the No.1 oil pan as follows:
    1. Remove the 2 bolts to the flywheel housing undercover. Remove the flywheel undercover.
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    3. Remove the 17 bolts and 2 nuts to the No. 1 oil pan. Make a note of the position of the each bolt.
      NOTE
      When replacing the bolts into the oil pan, place each bolt in the position from which it was removed.



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      Fig. No. 1 oil pan mounting bolt locations

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    5. Remove the oil pan by prying the portions between the cylinder block and the oil pan. Be careful not to damage the contact surfaces.
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  29. Remove the baffle plate from the No. 1 oil pan.
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To install:

  1. Clean all mating surfaces of the oil pans.
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  3. Install the baffle plate to the No. 1 oil pan and tighten to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  5. Install the No. 1 oil pan as follows:
    1. Using a non residue solvent, clean both sealing surfaces to the oil pan.
    2.  
    3. Apply liquid sealant to the oil pan and engine block.

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      Fig. Apply sealant to the areas shown

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    5. Install the oil pan with the 17 bolts and 2 nuts. Uniformly tighten the bolts and nuts in several passes.
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    7. Tighten the bolts as follows:

      10mm head bolt: 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm)
       
      12mm head bolt : 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
       
      14mm head bolt: 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm)
       

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    9. Install the flywheel housing undercover with the 2 bolts. Tighten the bolts to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  7. Install the oil strainer with the 3 nuts. Tighten the nuts to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  9. Install the No. 2 oil pan as follows:
    1. Using a non residue solvent, clean both sealing surfaces to the oil pan.
    2.  
    3. Apply liquid sealant to the oil pan and engine block.
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    5. Install the No. 2 oil pan with the 10 bolts and 2 nuts. Uniformly tighten the bolts and nuts in several passes. Tighten the bolts to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  11. Install the flywheel housing undercover.
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  13. Install the front exhaust pipe bracket to the No. 1 oil pan. Tighten the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
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  15. Install the front exhaust pipe as follows:
    1. Temporarily install the 3 new gaskets and the front exhaust pipe with the 2 bolts and 6 nuts.
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    3. Tighten the 4 nuts holding the exhaust manifolds to the front exhaust pipe. Tighten the 4 nuts to 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
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    5. Tighten the 2 bolts and 2 nuts holding the front exhaust pipe to the center exhaust pipe. Tighten the bolts and nuts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
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    7. Install the bracket with the 2 bolts and tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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    9. Install the support stay with the 2 bolts and tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  17. Install the engine undercover.
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  19. Install the right fender apron seal.
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  21. Install the right front wheel and lower the vehicle.
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  23. Fill the engine with oil.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  27. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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