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.
  4.  
  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
     

  4.  
  5. Support the propeller shaft out of the way.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Catalytic converter
     
    Idler arm bolts and lower the relay rod out of the way
     

  8.  
  9. Install an engine support fixture and raise the engine slightly to allow removal of the oil pan.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Remaining oil pan bolts
     
    Oil intake pipe
     
    Oil pan from the vehicle
     

  12.  

To install:

  1. Apply a bead of silicone sealer in the bottom of the upper oil pan groove.
  2.  
  3. Install a new rubber seal into the groove in the pan.
  4.  
  5. Apply a 0.12 in. (3mm) bead of silicone sealant on the OUTSIDE edge of the seal, at the front of the upper oil pan and apply an identical bead on the INSIDE edge of the seal at the rear of the upper oil pan. The beads will overlap at the middle of the upper oil pan.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Upper oil pan
     
    Oil intake pipe. Torque the bolt to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Four oil pan corner bolts finger tight
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the engine into place.
  10.  
  11. Install or connect the following:

    Remaining oil pan bolts. Torque the bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     
    Transmission-to-oil pan bolts. Torque the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Idler arm bolts. Torque the bolts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
     
    Catalytic converter. Torque the nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Propeller shaft. Torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    A/C compressor hose strap. Torque the bolt to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Engine mount lower nuts. Torque the nuts to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Lower oil pan
     

  12.  
  13. Refill the engine oil.
  14.  

 
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