Honda Accord/Civic/Prelude 1973-1983 Repair Guide

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



All Engines

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Firmly apply the parking brake and block the rear wheels.
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  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
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On some vehicles, it may be necessary to attach a chain to the clutch cable bracket on the transaxle case and raise just enough to take the load off the center mount; do not remove the left engine mount.

  1. Position a clean drain pan under the engine, remove the drain plug and 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. If equipped, it may be necessary to remove the center beam and the engine lower mount.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Support the engine/ transmission assembly with a suitable jack and block of wood



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Fig. Fig. 2: Support the engine/ transmission assembly then remove the crossmember



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the oil pan and gasket

  1. If equipped with flywheel dust shield, it may be necessary to remove it.
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  3. Remove the oil pan-to-engine nuts/bolts (in a criss-cross pattern) and the oil pan; if necessary, use a mallet to tap the corners of the oil pan.
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  5. To install, use new gasket(s), sealant and reverse the removal procedures. Torque the oil pan-to-engine nuts/bolts to 9 ft. lbs. Refill the crankcase with clean engine oil.
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