REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
1.6L and 1.7L Engines
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Drain the oil pan.
- 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.
- Remove the attaching bolts, you may need to support the pan.
- Lower the pan and discard the gaskets.
- Clean all gasket surfaces thoroughly, then install the pan using gasket sealer and a new gasket.
- Tighten the pan bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (9 Nm).
- Refill the pan, start the engine, and check for leaks.
- Drain the engine oil.
- Support the pan and remove the attaching bolts.
- Lower the pan and remove the gasket, if it has one.
- Clean all gasket surfaces thoroughly.
- 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.
- Tighten the pan bolts to 200 inch lbs. (22 Nm).
- Refill the engine with oil, start the engine, and check for leaks.