Bonneville, LeSabre, Park Avenue 2000-2005

Oil Pan


Removal & Installation

3.8L Engine

The oil level sensor, located in the oil pan, must be removed prior to removal of the oil pan. If the oil pan is removed first, damage to the oil level sensor may occur.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.

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    Fig. If equipped, be sure to remove the oil level sensor before removing the pan

  3. Drain oil into an approved container.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
    Right engine mount bracket, if necessary
    Flexplate cover
    Oil level sensor
    Oil filter
    Torque axis mount bracket bolts, if necessary
    Oil pan bolts
    Oil pan
    Oil pan gasket

  7. Clean the oil pan and cylinder block mating surfaces.

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan with a new gasket and torque the bolts to 125 inch lbs. (14 Nm)
    Torque axis mount bracket bolts, if removed