Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




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.

Diesel Engines
  1. Raise and support the front end of jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Drain the oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine undercovers.
  6.  
  7. Remove the timing belt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lower idler pulley and crankshaft pulley.
  10.  
  11. With the engine supported by a hoist or jack, remove the center crossmember.
  12.  
  13. Remove the nineteen bolts and three nuts from the oil pan.
  14.  
  15. Using a small prybar, separate the oil pan from the cylinder block.
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To install:
  1. Using a gasket scraper and a wire brush, remove all the old packing material from the oil pan and cylinder block gasket surfaces. Wipe the oil pan interior with a rag. Clean the contact surfaces with a non-residue type solvent.
  2.  
  3. Apply a thin 1 / 8 inch bead of No. 102 seal packing or equivalent to the oil pan as shown in the illustration. To ensure the proper size bead, cut the nozzle on the tube.
  4.  

Avoid applying too much sealant to the oil pan. The oil pan must be assembled to the block within three minutes after the sealant is applied. If not, the sealant must be removed and re-applied.

  1. Place the oil pan against the block and install the bolts and nuts. Tighten the nuts and bolts to 5 ft. lbs. (7 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the center engine mounting member. Tighten the center, front and rear mounting bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the lower idler and crankshaft pulleys.
  6.  
  7. Install the timing belt.
  8.  
  9. Lower the engine and disconnect the hoist.
  10.  
  11. Install the engine under covers.
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle. Refill the engine oil. Start the engine and inspect for leaks. Recheck the oil level.
  14.  
  15. Check and adjust the engine and maximum idle speeds.
  16.  

Gasoline Engines
EXCEPT 1MZ-FE

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Raise the support the front end on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Drain the oil and remove the dipstick.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the oil pan assembly found on 2S-ELC, 3S-FE and 5S-FE engines



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the oil pump and pan used on 23VZ-FE and 3VZ-FE engines

  1. Remove the right engine undercover or covers (exc. 2S-ELC).
  2.  
  3. On all engines except the 2S-ELC, disconnect the exhaust pipe, remove the lower suspension crossmember, engine mounting center member and the stiffener plate.
  4.  
  5. Remove the nuts and bolts from the oil pan flange.
  6.  
  7. Separate the oil pan from the cylinder block.
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Fig. Fig. 3: The oil pan may need to be gently pried from the block

  1. Lower the oil pan to the ground being careful not to damage the oil pan flange.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Using a gasket scraper and a wire brush, remove all the old packing material from the oil pan and cylinder block gasket surfaces. Wipe the oil pan interior with a rag. Clean the contact surfaces with a non-residue type solvent.
  2.  
  3. Apply a thin 1 / 8 inch bead of No. 102 seal packing or equivalent to the oil pan as shown in the illustration. To ensure the proper size bead, cut the nozzle on the tube.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Apply the sealant as shown

Avoid applying too much sealant to the oil pan.

  1. Place the oil pan against the block and install the bolts and nuts. Tighten the nuts and bolts to 4 ft. lbs. (5 Nm)
  2.  
  3. Install the stiffener plate and tighten the mounting bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm). Install the engine mounting center member. Connect the exhaust pipe.
  4.  
  5. Install the right engine cover or covers.
  6.  
  7. Fill the engine with oil to the proper level.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks. Recheck the engine oil level.
  10.  

1MZ-FE ENGINE

See Figure 5

  1. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 5: The 1MZ-FE engine is equipped with two oil pans

  1. Remove the right front wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the fender apron seal.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine undercover.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil from the engine.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  10.  
  11. Remove the front exhaust pipe bracket from the No. 1 oil pan.
  12.  
  13. Remove the flywheel housing undercover.
  14.  
  15. Remove the ten bolts and two nuts to the No. 2 oil pan.
  16.  
  17. Insert the blade of SST tool 09032-00100 or equivalent between the No. 1 and No. 2 oil pans. Clean the surfaces of the oil pans.
  18.  
  19. Remove the oil strainer and gasket from the engine by removing the three nuts.
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  21. Remove the No.1 oil pan as follows:
    1. Remove the two bolts to the flywheel housing undercover. Remove the flywheel undercover.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 17 bolts and 2 nuts to the No. 1 oil pan. Make a note of the position of the each bolt. When replacing the bolts into the oil pan, place each bolt in the position from which it was removed.
    4.  
    5. Remove the oil pan by prying the portions between the cylinder block and the oil pan. Be careful not to damage the contact surfaces.
    6.  

  22.  
  23. Remove the baffle plate from the No. 1 oil pan.
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To install:
  1. Clean all mating surfaces of the oil pans.
  2.  
  3. Install the baffle plate to the No. 1 oil pan and tighten to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the No. 1 oil pan as follows:
    1. Using a non residue solvent, clean both sealing surfaces to the oil pan.
    2.  
    3. Apply liquid sealant to the oil pan and engine block.
    4.  
    5. Install the oil pan with the 17 bolts and 2 nuts. Uniformly tighten the bolts and nuts in several passes.
    6.  
    7. Tighten the bolts as follows:

      10mm head bolt-69 inch lbs. (8 Nm)
       
      12mm head bolt-14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
       
      14mm head bolt-27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm)
       

    8.  
    9. Install the flywheel housing undercover with the two bolts. Tighten the bolts to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    10.  

  6.  
  7. Install the oil strainer with the three nuts. Tighten the nuts to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the No. 2 oil pan as follows:
    1. Using a non residue solvent, clean both sealing surfaces to the oil pan.
    2.  
    3. Apply liquid sealant to the oil pan and engine block.
    4.  
    5. Install the No. 2 oil pan with the ten bolts and two nuts. Uniformly tighten the bolts and nuts in several passes. Tighten the bolts to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    6.  

  10.  
  11. Install the flywheel housing undercover.
  12.  
  13. Install the front exhaust pipe bracket to the No. 1 oil pan. Tighten the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install the front exhaust pipe as follows:
    1. Temporarily install the three new gaskets and the front exhaust pipe with the two bolts and six nuts.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the four nuts holding the exhaust manifolds to the front exhaust pipe. Tighten the four nuts to 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Tighten the two bolts and two nuts holding the front exhaust pipe to the center exhaust pipe. Tighten the bolts and nuts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Install the bracket with the two bolts and tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Install the support stay with the two bolts and tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
    10.  

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  17. Install the engine undercover.
  18.  
  19. Install the right fender apron seal.
  20.  
  21. Install the right front wheel and lower the vehicle.
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  23. Fill the engine with oil.
  24.  
  25. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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