Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 10

1970-82 Vehicles
  1. Open the engine compartment hood.
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Leave it open for the duration of this procedure

  1. Raise the front end of the car and support it safely using jackstands.
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CAUTION
Be sure that the car is securely supported. Remember, you will be working underneath it

  1. Remove the splash shield from underneath the engine.
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  3. Drain the engine oil.
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  5. Place a jack under the transmission to support it.
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  7. Unfasten the bolts which secure the engine rear supporting crossmember to the chassis.
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  9. Raise the jack under the transmission, slightly.
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  11. Unbolt the oil pan and work it out from underneath the engine.
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If the oil pan does not come out easily, it may be necessary to unfasten the rear engine mounts from the crossmember

  1. Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal. On models equipped with the 2T-C engine, apply liquid sealer to the four corners of the oil pan. Tighten the oil pan securing bolts to 1.8-2.5 ft. lbs. (2.4-3.4 Nm) for the 3K-C engine or to 3.6-5.8 ft. lbs. (5-8 Nm). for 2T-C and 3T-C engines.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Loosen and remove the oil pan retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: On some vehicles, an access cover may be provided to reach certain bolts



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Fig. Fig. 3: If equipped, remove the access cover and remove that pan bolt



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Fig. Fig. 4: A long extension may be necessary to reach certain bolts



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Fig. Fig. 5: On some vehicles, the flywheel cover must also be removed for access or clearance



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Fig. Fig. 6: An open-end or box wrench may be necessary to remove some of the flywheel cover retainers



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Fig. Fig. 7: With the retainers removed, the flywheel cover may lowered from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 8: Loosen and remove the remaining oil pan bolts



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Fig. Fig. 9: If the pan is stuck, a rubber mallet is preferable to break the gasket seal, but a small prytool may be used to GENTLY pry the pan away from the block



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Fig. Fig. 10: Once the gasket seal is broken, lower the pan from the vehicle

1983-87 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Jack up the vehicle and support it safely using jackstands.
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  5. If equipped, remove the engine splash shield(s).
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  7. Drain the engine oil.
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  9. If necessary, remove the sway bar and any other necessary steering linkage parts.
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  11. If necessary, disconnect the exhaust pipe from the manifold.
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  13. On some vehicles it may be necessary to jack up the engine enough to take the weight off it, then remove the engine mounts and engine shock absorber. If so, continue to jack up the until sufficient clearance exists to remove the pan, but watch for engine contact with the cowl.
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  15. Remove the pan bolts and remove the pan.
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On most FWD and some RWD vehicles it will be necessary to remove the flywheel cover in order to more easily access the rear oil pan retainers or to provide clearance for oil pan removal

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Always use a new pan gasket when reinstalling the pan.
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