Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right-hand engine undercover.
  4.  
  5. Drain the crankcase oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dipstick
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Stiffener plate from the engine by removing the 2 (manual transmission) or 3 (automatic transmission) bolts.
     
    2 nuts and 17 bolts from the oil pan
     
    Oil pan and discard the gasket
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
  2.  
  3. Apply a thin bead of sealer to the oil pan mounting surfaces.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan. Tighten the nuts/bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
     
    Stiffener plate. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     

  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.  
  11. Install the right engine cover.
  12.  

2.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right-hand engine undercover.
  4.  
  5. Drain the crankcase oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dipstick
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Stiffener plate from the engine by removing the 2 (manual transmission) or 3 (automatic transmission) bolts.
     
    2 nuts and 17 bolts from the oil pan
     
    Oil pan and discard the gasket
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
  2.  
  3. Apply a thin bead of sealer to the oil pan mounting surfaces.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan. Tighten the nuts/bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
     
    Stiffener plate. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     

  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.  
  11. Install the right engine cover.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the right side engine undercover.
  6.  
  7. Drain the crankcase oil.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dipstick
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Stiffener plate from the engine by removing the 2 (manual transaxle) or 3 (automatic transaxle) bolts.
     
    2 nuts and 17 bolts from the oil pan
     
    Oil pan and discard the gasket
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
  2.  
  3. Apply a thin bead of sealer to the oil pan mounting surfaces.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan. Tighten the nuts/bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
     
    Stiffener plate. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     

  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.  
  11. Install the right side engine cover.
  12.  

2.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine undercover.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the exhaust pipe.
  8.  
  9. Remove the oil pan bolts, nuts and pan.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Clean the gasket mating surfaces. Always use new gasket material. The new RTV material should be a bead about 4mm in diameter. Parts must be assembled within 5 minutes. Torque the bolts and nuts to 80 inch lbs. (9Nm).
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the negative battery cable before starting any repair work to prevent air bag and seat belt pretensioner activation.

  4.  
  5. Remove the engine undercover.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the exhaust pipe.
  10.  
  11. Remove the oil pan bolts, nuts and pan.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
  2.  
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Clean the gasket mating surfaces. Always use new gasket material. The new RTV material should be a bead about 4mm in diameter. Parts must be assembled within 5 minutes. Torque the bolts and nuts to 80 inch lbs. (9Nm).
  4.  

 
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