I30 1996-1997

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Drain the engine oil and remove the engine undercovers.
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  5. Remove the steel (lower) oil pan bolts in the reverse sequence of the torque sequence.
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  7. Insert a seal cutter between the steel and aluminum oil pan.

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    Fig. Aluminum oil pan torque sequence-loosen in reverse sequence-3.0L (VQ30DE) engine

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  9. Tapping the cutter with a hammer, slide it around the entire edge of the oil pan. Be careful not to damage the aluminum mating surface of the upper oil pan.
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  11. Remove the steel oil pan and the oil strainer.
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  13. Remove the front exhaust pipe and its support.
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  15. Hang the engine at the right and left side engine slingers with a suitable hoist.
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  17. Position a suitable jack under the transaxle.
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  19. Remove the crankshaft position sensors (REFERENCE and POSITION) from the oil pan.
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  21. Remove the front and rear engine mounting nuts and bolts.
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  23. Remove the center crossmember assembly.
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  25. Remove the engine drive belts.
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  27. Remove the air conditioner compressor and the compressor mounting bracket.
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  29. Remove the rear cover plate and the lower transaxle bolts.
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  31. Remove the aluminum (upper) oil pan bolts in the reverse sequence of the torque sequence.
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  33. Insert a seal cutter between the aluminum oil pan and the engine block.
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  35. Tapping the cutter with a hammer, slide it around the entire edge of the oil pan. Be careful not to damage the mating surfaces of the oil pan or engine block.
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  37. Remove the oil pan assembly.
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  39. Remove the bolts that secure the baffle plate and remove the baffle plate.
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  41. Remove the O-rings from the cylinder block and oil pump body.
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To install:

  1. Install the baffle plate to the oil pan and tighten the mounting bolts to 22-27 inch lbs. (2.5-3.1 Nm).
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  3. Apply sealant to the front and rear seal of the oil pan.
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  5. Install new O-rings to the cylinder block and the oil pump body.
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  7. Apply a 0.177-0.217 inch (4.5-5.5mm) continuous bead of liquid gasket t