Neon, 2000 - 2005

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2.0L Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Oil filter
     
    Oil filter adapter
     
    Structural collar
     
    Lateral bending brace
     
    Transaxle lower dust cover
     
    Oil pan
     

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  9. Thoroughly, clean the gasket mating surfaces.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the bending brace, structural collar and dust cover

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To install:

  1. Apply silicone sealer to the oil pump-to-engine block parting line.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New oil pan gasket
     
    Oil pan and torque the screws to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Transaxle lower dust cover
     
    Lateral bending brace
     
    Structural collar
     
    Oil filter adapter and torque the bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    Oil filter
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the engine with clean oil
  6.  
  7. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  8.  

2.4L Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Oil filter
     
    Accessory drive belt splash shield
     
    Turbocharger-to-charge air cooler hose assembly
     
    Oil cooler connector bolt. Do NOT disconnect the coolant lines from oil cooler, just position it aside.
     
    Structural collar
     
    Lower torque strut
     
    Oil filter adapter and gasket
     
    Oil pan and gasket
     

  8.  
  9. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan-2.4L engine



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    Fig. Oil pan sealant locations-2.4L engine

  10.  

To install:

  1. Apply Mopar® Engine RTV GEN II, or equivalent silicone sealer to the oil pump-to-engine block parting line.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New oil pan gasket
     
    Oil pan and torque the screws to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Oil filter adapter and gasket. Torque the screws to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Oil cooler seal. Lubricate seal and position oil cooler to oil filter adapter, aligning notch totab.
     
    Oil cooler connector bolt and tighten to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Oil drain plug and oil filter
     
    Structural collar
     
    Lower torque strut
     
    Turbocharger-to-charge air cooler hose assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the engine with clean oil
  6.  
  7. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  8.  

 
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