Mechanics

OIL PAN REMOVAL

2004 Chrysler Pacifica • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic •

What are the step by step procedures for oil pan replacement on a 04' Pacifica?
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JBowen
March 31, 2011.



OIL PAN
REMOVAL
1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Remove radiator close out panel.
3. Remove radiator core support.
4. Remove radiator cooling fans.

NOTE: It is not necessary to recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system to perform this procedure.

5. Remove the top air conditioning compressor bolts.
6. Raise and support the vehicle.

NOTE: It is not necessary to recover the refrigerant from the
refrigerant system to perform this procedure.

7. Remove the lower air conditioning compressor mounting bolts and reposition the compressor with a suitable retaining strap.

8. Remove the air conditioning compressor bracket

9. Remove structural collar from oil pan and transmission housing.

10. Remove the inspection shield between the transmission and oil pan.

11. Drain engine oil.

12. Remove the engine oil indicator tube.

13. Remove oil pan fasteners. Remove oil pan

1. Identifying Oil Pan

NOTE: A small amount of oil will remain in the oil pan. Use care when
removing the oil pan from the engine.

14. Remove oil pan gasket.

KHLow2008
Mar 31, 2011.
Why is it necessary to do steps 2, 3, &4? I do not understand? Please advise. JBowen.

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JBowen
Mar 31, 2011.
The above are from the shop manual. If it is not necessary, you can always skip them.

KHLow2008
Apr 1, 2011.