Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town n Country 1984-1995

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



2.2L Engines

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5



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Fig. Fig. 1: Oil pan RTV sealer application-2.2L engines



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Fig. Fig. 2: Sealing the front and rear end seal-2.2L and 2.5L engines



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the oil pan retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the oil pan



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Fig. Fig. 5: Removing one of the end seals

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands. Drain the oil pan.
  2.  


CAUTION
The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.

  1. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts and remove oil pan.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and engine block gasket surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Apply RTV sealant to oil pan side rails.
  4.  
  5. Install new oil pan seals and install oil pan. Tighten the pan screws to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Refill the crankcase, start the engine and check for leaks.
  8.  

2.5L Engines

See Figures 2 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 6: Engine lubrication components-2.5L engines

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands. Drain the oil pan.
  2.  


CAUTION
The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.

  1. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts and remove oil pan.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and engine block gasket surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Apply RTV sealant to the oil pan rail at the front seal retainer parting line.
  4.  
  5. Attach the oil pan side gaskets using heavy grease or RTV to hold the gasket in place.
  6.  
  7. Install the new oil pan seals and apply RTV sealant to the ends of the seals at junction where seals and gasket meets.
  8.  
  9. Install oil pan and tighten the M8 screws to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), and the M6 screws to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  10.  

2.6L Engines

See Figure 7



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Fig. Fig. 7: Oil pan installation-2.6L engines

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands. Drain the oil pan.
  2.  


CAUTION
The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.

  1. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts and remove oil pan.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and engine block gasket surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Install a new pan gasket.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan and tighten the bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  6.  

3.0L Engines

See Figure 8



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Fig. Fig. 8: Oil pan RTV sealer application-3.0L engines

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands. Drain the oil pan.
  2.  


CAUTION
The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.

  1. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts and remove oil pan.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and engine block gasket surfaces thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Apply RTV sealant to the oil pan.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan onto the engine, then tighten the mounting bolts in sequence (from the center to the ends) to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  6.  

3.3L and 3.8L Engines

See Figures 9 and 10



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Fig. Fig. 9: Oil pan gasket installation-3.3L and 3.8L engines



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Fig. Fig. 10: Oil pan sealing-3.3L and 3.8L engines

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  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 screws and remove the oil pan and gasket.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean and dry all sealing surfaces, bolts and bolt holes.
  2.  
  3. Apply silicone sealer to the chain cover to block mating seam and the rear main seal retainer to block seam, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Install a new pan gasket or apply silicone sealer to the sealing surface of the pan and install to the engine.
  6.  
  7. Install the retaining screws and tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the torque converter bolt access cover, if equipped.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Install the dipstick. Fill the engine with the proper amount of oil.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable and check for leaks.
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