Catera 2000-2001

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



Lower Oil Pan
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the engine oil.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Splash shield
     
    Oil level sensor wiring C-clip from the oil pan housing
     
    Oil level sensor electrical connector
     
    Oil pan from the oil pan housing
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Clean the oil pan and housing sealing surfaces with a non-abrasive cleaner.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Oil level sensor wire connector to the oil pan housing C-clip
     
    Oil pan with a new gasket. Torque the bolts to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Oil level sensor electrical connector
     
    Splash shield. Torque the bolts until they are fully seated.
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Refill the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Start the vehicle and check for leaks.
  8.  

Upper Oil Pan
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Lower oil pan
     
    Engine mount lower nuts
     
    A/C compressor hose strap from the oil pan
     
    Transmission bolts from the oil pan
     
    All but the 4 corner bolts from the oil pan
     
    Propeller shaft