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I needed to change the oil pan gasket in my 1994 2.4 4wd pickup and I couldnt get the oil pan all the way off... There was a engen tinsion mount on the bottom blocking it to come out. I know not to mess with the tensioner becouse its spring loaded and could kill me. What tools do I need to take it off and how do I get it back on?

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Hi Jon,I have a 85 nissan 720 4x4,you will need to jack up the motor to do the oil pan removal,it's a job,here's a link on how to do... Repair Guides Engine Mechanical Oil Pan AutoZone com

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Phil Lovisek

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SOURCE: 2000 Engine oil leak

most likely front cover o-ring. there is a small $4 dollar o ring behind the front engine cover, that leaks. Pretty common problem on your car.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

Richard Scordino

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SOURCE: Need torque specs for oil pan gasket

There likely is a spec for oil pan but unless you are a finatic, you really don't need to know what it is. Simple rule: Don't crank down ******* any fastener. If corners near crank ends have larger fasteners, you can tighten them a bit more than on siderails. Before tightening anything, install all bolts finger tight, to ensure that they are not cross threaded. To avoid warping pan, tighten from the center of the pan, working towards both ends, alternating from side to side as you go. When you are finished, go over it again, using the same amount of force on each bolt. As I said, end bolts can if larger in diameter, be tightened more but be careful not to tighten so much that you will either split or push the gasket out the sides.. Anywhere two gasket ends **** together, I recommend using a sensor -safe dab of silicone. An oil pan is not under any mechanical stress or pressure. I have used this method for many years and NEVER had one leak. If you really need #s, small fasteners get about 12-15in lbs, larger ones about 20.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

Jimmy James

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SOURCE: Oil pan replacement

No! Find the pan and remove all bolts holding it on. clean off old seal and silicone. After this keep the rubber parts to gasket and replace old gasket with a strip of RTV high temp silicone. (RED) any Q's just write.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

Frank Ferree

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SOURCE: the service engen soon light

Code P1870 is a transmission code for excessive slipage. this can be caused by allot things inside the transmission. clutch wear, seals worn out. some checking will be required. the first thing to do, is have the vehicle driven with a scan tool that reads real time data. just a code reader. this will pinpoint the problem to the inside of the tranmission. in some cases just a replacement valve body inside the trans will correct this code. another way you can handle this, drop the transmsission pan down, if there is allot of debris in the body of the pan, then you can pretty much count on a complete overhaul of transmission

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How do i change my oil pan on my 2000 ford crown victoria. There seems to be a welded in crossmember holding the engine underneath do i have to remove the motor mounts and raise the engine to do the oil...

Yes you will have to raise the engine, also, and remove some other items that can be damaged when lifting. An engine hoist will be needed for this job. This text was taken from a 2000 crown vic workshop manual.
see pic for torque sequence. i could not locate a torque spec, so you will have to hand feel them. if it is a rubberized gasket do not over tighten as it will crush the gasket.

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  1. Remove the wiper arm and pivot shaft assembly.
  1. Remove the drive belt.
  1. Remove the fan motor and shroud assembly.
  1. Disconnect the fuel lines. For additional informatio
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  1. Raise the vehicle.
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  1. Remote the two LH engine mount bolts.
  1. Remove the four nuts and support the exhaust.
  1. Remove the bolt for the transmission line support bracket.
  1. Loosen the nuts for the transmission mount.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. NOTE: The RH motor mount has a second bolt accessed from the top.Remove the bolt.
  1. Using the special tool, raise the engine with a suitable floor crane.
  1. Using the special tool, support the engine.
  1. Raise the vehicle.
  1. Remove the oil pan bolts.
  1. Position the oil pan aside and remove the bolts from the oil pickup tube.
  1. Remove the bolt from the oil pickup tube bracket.
  1. Remove the O-ring and inspect.
  1. Remove the oil pan and gasket from the vehicle through the front.
  1. Install the oil pan and gasket on the vehicle.
  1. Install the O-ring, using a new one if necessary.
  1. Position the oil pickup tube and tighten the bolts.
  1. Install and tighten the bolts.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Using the special tool, and a suitable floor crane, raise the engine and remove the special tool.
  1. Remove the special tool.
  1. Lower the engine
  1. Remove the special tool.
  1. Raise the vehicle.
  1. Tighten the nuts.
  1. Install and tighten the bolt.
  1. Reposition the exhaust and tighten the nuts.
  1. Install and tighten the bolts.
  1. Install and tighten the bolt.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Tighten the bolt.
  1. Install the blower motor speed control.
  1. Install the generator.
  1. Install the EGR tube.
  1. Connect the fuel lines.
  1. Install the air cleaner outlet tube.
  1. Install the wiper arm and pivot shaft assembly.
  1. Install the drive belt.
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2.) Remove the radiator fan
3.) Remove the intake manifold you need to do this to install the engine support tool
4.) Install engine support Tool #8534 Do not raise engine at this time but make sure it is tight!
5.) Remove the structural cover
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7.) Raise engine to provide clearance to remove oil pan.
8.) Drain engine oil and remove oil filter
9.) Remove the oil pan mounting bolts and oil pan.
10.) Unbolt oil pump pickup tube and remove tube and oil pan gasket from engine.

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reverse to install
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