Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7


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. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Firmly apply the parking brake and block the rear wheels.
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  5. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  7. Drain the engine oil.
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  9. If necessary for additional clearance, remove the center beam.
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Fig. Fig. 1: On most models, it will be necessary to remove the center beam to access the oil pan

  1. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold(s), then position it aside or remove it from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 2: After disconnecting the exhaust pipe from the manifold, the bracket securing the pipe to the engine block should be removed. The pipe can now be positioned aside

  1. If equipped with flywheel dust shield, it may be necessary to remove it for access.
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Fig. Fig. 3: The dust shield is secured by several small bolts



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Fig. Fig. 4: The dust shield may require some maneuvering to remove. Be careful not to damage it

  1. If equipped, disconnect the breather hose from the oil pan.
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Fig. Fig. 5: If equipped, the breather hose must be disconnected from the oil pan

  1. Remove the oil pan nuts/bolts (in a crisscross pattern) and the oil pan. If necessary, use a mallet to tap the corners of the oil pan. DO NOT pry on the pan to get it loose.
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Fig. Fig. 6: After its attaching bolts are removed, the oil pan can be removed from the engine. Never pry on the pan to get it loose

  1. Remove and discard the old gasket.
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Fig. Fig. 7: The gasket must always be replaced

To install:
  1. Use a new gasket. Apply sealant at the inner corners of the pan, where it matches to the crank seals.
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  3. Install the pan. Tighten the nuts/bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm). Use an alternating or crisscross pattern to tighten the nuts and bolts.
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  5. If applicable, connect the breather hoses to the oil pan.
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  7. Install and/or connect the exhaust pipe to the manifold.
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  9. Install the flywheel dust cover, center beam and lower mount if they were removed.
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  11. Lower the vehicle to the ground. Install clean, fresh oil.
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  13. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check for leaks.
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