Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle at side sills. Drain engine oil. Disconnect exhaust pipe at exhaust manifold. Disconnect exhaust hanger at catalytic converter. Lower exhaust pipe. Remove starter. Remove flywheel access cover.
Position jackstand and a wood block directly under vibration damper. Remove through bolts from engine mounts. Raise engine enough to remove oil pan. Remove oil pan retaining bolts. Remove oil pan by sliding it to rear.
Ensure all gasket surfaces are clean. Fabricate 4 alignment dowels from 1/4"-20 x 1 1/2" bolts. Cut heads off bolts and cut slot in end of bolts to allow removal with screwdriver. Install 2 dowels in timing cover and 2 dowels in block. Slide gasket over dowels into position against block and timing cover.
Install oil pan with enough bolts to hold pan in place. Remove alignment dowels. Install remaining oil pan bolts and tighten to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Fill crankcase. Start engine. Check for leaks.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 AT 8:19 PM