Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



2.4L Engine

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Oil pan sealant application-2.4L engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the oil pan.
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  11. Thoroughly clean the inside of the oil pan. Clean the gasket mating surfaces of the oil pan and engine block.
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To install:
  1. Using a suitable gasket sealant, apply a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead at the oil pump-to-engine block parting line.
  2.  
  3. Install the new oil pan gasket.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan to the engine.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the oil pan attaching bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the oil pan drain plug and gasket. Tighten the drain plug to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Fill the engine with the correct type of clean engine oil to the proper level.
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  15. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  16.  

3.0L Engine

See Figures 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 2: Oil pan and related components-3.0L engines, except Premier and Monaco

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts and remove the oil pan.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean the inside of the oil pan. Clean the oil pan and engine block gasket mating surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Apply RTV sealant to the oil pan.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan, then tighten the bolts in sequence to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 3: Make certain that the silicone sealant is applied as shown in the illustration



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Fig. Fig. 4: Oil pan bolt tightening sequence

  1. Install the oil pan drain plug and tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Refill the engine with the proper type and quantity of oil.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks. After the engine has been turned OFF , check the oil level and top off, if necessary.
  10.  

3.3L and 3.8L Engines

See Figures 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 5: Oil pan sealing using Mopar® silicone rubber adhesive sealant-3.3L and 3.8L engines

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the engine oil dipstick.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the torque converter bolt access cover, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil.
  8.  
  9. Remove the oil pan retaining bolts and remove the oil pan and gasket.
  10.  

To install:


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Fig. Fig. 6: Make certain that the new oil pan gasket is correctly installed-3.3L and 3.8L engines

  1. Thoroughly clean the inside of the oil pan. Thoroughly clean and dry all sealing surfaces, bolts and bolt holes.
  2.  
  3. Apply a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead of silicone sealer to the chain cover-to-block mating seam and the rear main seal retainer-to-block seam.
  4.  
  5. Install a new oil pan gasket and install the oil pan to the engine.
  6.  
  7. Install the retaining bolts and tighten to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the oil pan drain plug and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the torque converter bolt access cover, if equipped. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Install the oil dipstick. Refill the engine with the proper type and quantity of oil.
  14.  
  15. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check for leaks. After the engine has been turned OFF , check the oil level and top off, if necessary.
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