Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



2.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Structural collar
     
    A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt
     
    Oil pan
     

  6.  
  7. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line
     
    Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Structural collar
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  6.  

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Starter motor
     
    Front motor mount bracket
     
    Bending braces
     
    Torque converter dust shield
     
    Oil pan

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    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-3.0L engine

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Clean the oil pan all mating surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Apply RTV gasket material to the oil pan.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
     
    Torque converter dust shield
     
    Bending braces
     
    Front motor mount bracket
     
    Starter motor
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  10.  

3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine oil dipstick
     
    Drive belt splash shield
     
    Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts
     
    Transaxle case cover
     
    Oil pan fasteners
     
    Oil pan and gasket
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket on the oil pan
     
    Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Transaxle case cover
     
    All bending brace bolts
     
    Drive belt splash shield
     
    Engine oil dipstick
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  10.  

 
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