REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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.
Except 2.5L Engine
See Figures 1 through 7
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the air cleaner.
- Remove the distributor cap. Remove the fan shroud assembly.
- Raise the vehicle and support it safely with jackstands.
- Drain the engine oil.
Be sure that the catalytic converter is cool before proceeding.
- Remove the air injection pipe at the catalytic converter, if applicable.
- Remove the catalytic converter hanger bolts. Disconnect the exhaust pipe at the manifold.
- Remove the starter bolts, loosen the starter brace, then lay the starter aside.
- Remove the front engine mount through-bolts.
- Raise the engine enough to provide sufficient clearance for oil pan removal.
- Remove the oil pan bolts.
If the front crankshaft throw prohibits removal of the pan, turn the crankshaft to position the throw horizontally.
- Remove the oil pan from the vehicle.
- Remove the old RTV sealant or gasket from the oil pan and engine block.
- Run a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) bead of RTV around the oil pan sealing surface or install a new gasket. Remember to keep the RTV on the INSIDE of the bolt holes.
Install the pan and pan bolts. Torque the pan bolts to:
2.8L & 3.1L V6 (M6 x 1 X 16.0 bolts): 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm)