Dodge Omni/Horizon/Rampage 1978-1989 Repair Guide

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1.6L and 1.7L Engines
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Drain the oil pan.
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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. On some engines it may be necessary to remove a shield in front of the flywheel. This shield needs to be removed to access some of the oil pan mounting bolts.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Remove the flywheel shield



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Fig. Fig. 2 After removing this shield, the mounting bolts are accessible

  1. Remove the attaching bolts, you may need to support the pan.
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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the attaching bolts all the way around

  1. Lower the pan and discard the gaskets.
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Fig. Fig. 4 Lower the pan

To install:

  1. Clean all gasket surfaces thoroughly, then install the pan using gasket sealer and a new gasket.
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  3. Tighten the pan bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (9 Nm).
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  5. Refill the pan, start the engine, and check for leaks.
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2.2L Engine
  1. Drain the engine oil.
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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. Support the pan and remove the attaching bolts.
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  3. Lower the pan and remove the gasket, if it has one.
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Fig. Fig. 5 Oil pan and lubrication component locations on the 2.2L engine

To install:

  1. Clean all gasket surfaces thoroughly.
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  3. On all engines from 1981-87, use new end seals and apply a 1 in. (25mm) bead of sealer to the rest of the pan. Make sure to apply sealer where the end seals meet the block. On 1988-89 engines, replace the end seals and the side gaskets. Apply RTV to the parting lines between end and side seals on these engines. If necessary, use grease or RTV to hold the side seals in place.
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  5. Tighten the pan bolts to 200 inch lbs. (22 Nm).
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  7. Refill the engine with oil, start the engine, and check for leaks.
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