Aveo 2004-2005

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner, should be used.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely on jack stands.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the right wheel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the right side splash shield.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the exhaust pipe and catalytic converter as a unit.

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    Fig. Remove the exhaust pipe and catalytic converter as a unit

  14.  
  15. Remove the lower crossmember bracket, if necessary.
  16.  
  17. Remove the oil pan-to-transaxle case bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the oil pan-to-engine block bolts.
  20.  
  21. Remove the oil pan.

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    Fig. Removal and installation of the oil pan

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To install:

  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Coat the oil pan gasket with sealant.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan and tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Tighten the oil-pan-to-transaxle bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the exhaust pipe and catalytic converter. Tighten the nuts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Tighten the front muffler nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the lower crossmember bracket, if removed.
  12.  
  13. Connect the oxygen sensor connector.
  14.  
  15. Install the splash shield and wheel.
  16.  
  17. Fill the engine with oil.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  
  21. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  22.  

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely on jack stands.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the right wheel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the right side splash shield.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the catalytic converter lower flange nuts and nuts that secure the front exhaust pipe. Then remove the exhaust pipe and catalytic converter as a unit.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts that secure the oil pan to the transaxle housing

  14.  
  15. Remove the lower crossmember bracket, if necessary.
  16.  
  17. Remove the oil pan-to-transaxle case bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the oil pan-to-engine block bolts.
  20.  
  21. Remove the oil pan.

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    Fig. Removal and installation of the oil pan

  22.  

To install:

  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Coat the oil pan gasket with sealant.
    NOTE
    Install the oil pan within 5 minutes of applying the sealant material.

  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan and tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the oil pan-to-transaxle case bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the oil pan-to-engine block bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Connect the exhaust pipe and catalytic converter. Tighten the nuts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Tighten the front muffler nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Connect the oxygen sensor connector.
  14.  
  15. Install the splash shield and wheel.
  16.  
  17. Refill the engine with oil to the correct level.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  
  21. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  22.  

 
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