Isuzu Axiom 2002-05

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Drain the engine oil.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheels
     
    Oil level dipstick
     
    Stone guard
     
    Radiator under fan shroud
     
    Shift-on-the-fly from the axle
     
    Suspension crossmember
     

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  7. If equipped with 4 wheel drive, unbolt and lower the front axle housing assembly for clearance.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Steering gear
     
    Starter
     
    Oil pan
     
    Lower crankcase
     

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To install:

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Fig. Lower crankcase torque sequence-3.5L engine

  1. Apply a bead of silicone sealant to the crankcase flange and install the crankcase. Tighten the fasteners in sequence to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  3. Apply a bead of silicone sealant to the oil pan flange and install the oil pan. Tighten the fasteners to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Starter. Torque to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     

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  7. If equipped, raise the axle housing assembly into position. Tighten the axle case bolts to 61 ft. lbs. (82 Nm) and the mounting bolts to 112 ft. lbs. (152 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear
     
    Suspension crossmember. Tighten the bolts to 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm).
     
    Radiator under fan shroud
     
    Stone guard
     
    Oil level dipstick
     
    Front wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  11. Fill the crankcase with engine oil.
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  13. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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