Mechanics

OIL PAN LEAKS

2003 Ford Escape

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Ford Escape 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 72000 miles

How do I replace my oil pan and properly seal it.
I have the new pan and new seal, but I need to know if there is anything else I need to do or add to make a proper seal.
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Icemanbs69
July 24, 2010.




Here are the directions I was able to find for you.

1.Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
2.Drain the engine oil.
3.Remove or disconnect the following:

Negative battery cable
Flexible exhaust pipe
Downstream catalyst monitor sensor
Oil pan and gasket

4.Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.

Fig. Oil pan torque sequence-3.0L engine


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_5_54.jpg



To install:

1.Apply silicone sealer to the oil pan.
2.Install or connect the following:

New gasket on the oil pan
Oil pan. Torque the bolts in sequence to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
Flexible exhaust pipe
Downstream catalyst monitor sensor
Negative battery cable

3.Fill the engine with clean oil.
4.Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.

Let me know if it helps.

Joe



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