Perform the following procedures for removal and installation of the oil pan.
Oil Pan Removal
Remove the oil pan as follows:
Drain the engine oil. See Figure
for location of the drain plug. Discard the drain plug seal.
Engine Oil Drain Plug
To avoid injury when removing or installing a heavy engine component, ensure the component is properly supported and securely attached to an adequate lifting device to prevent the component from falling.
Using a floor jack, jack up the vehicle and place it on stands located behind the front suspension.
Loosen all front suspension shackle bolts.
Remove the front spring bolts and shock absorber bolts. Using the floor jack, lower the axle to the ground.
Remove the standoff bracket attaching the dipstick guide tube to the oil fill tube. See Figure
2. Oil Fill Cap
6. Dipstick Clamp
7. Oil Fill Tube Clamp
Standoff Bracket (exploded view)
Remove the dipstick guide tube, adaptor, and seal. Clean the guide tube and discard the seal.
Remove the oil fill tube.
Remove the bolt that fastens the oil fill tube retainer to the cylinder block.
Remove the oil fill bolts and washers that fasten the oil fill tube to the oil pan. Save the bolts and washers.
Remove and discard the gasket on the oil fill tube. Clean the contact surfaces of the fill tube and the oil pan, removing all traces of gasket material.
Clean the oil fill tube.
Remove the oil pan from the cylinder block.
Remove and discard the oil pan gasket. Save the bolts.
Thoroughly clean the pan. Remove all traces of gasket material from the pan and from the block.
Oil Pan Installation
Install the oil pan as follows:
Position a new gasket on the cylinder block.
Install the pan on the block and tighten each oil pan bolt 35 Nm (26 lbft). See Figure
for the tightening pattern. When all the bolts have been tightened, go back and re-tighten the four corner bolts (positions #1 through #4).