Oil pan

Tiny
HEATHERSHARMONY
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET TRACKER
  • 120,000 MILES
My husband needs to know if he can replace the oil pan himself. Will he need to pull the engine to do this? We need to replace the oil pan since it is leaking. Also what other parts should we get and what difficulties might he face. If we take it to a garage what is the typical expense?
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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 AT 3:02 PM

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Tiny
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There are 2 motors, 1.6 and 2.0 I am going with the 2.0.

Removal Procedure
Remove the oil level indicator.
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the front skid plate from the vehicle (if equipped).
Remove the front axle assembly from the chassis (4WD only). Refer to Front Axle Housing Replacement.
Remove the steering gear. Refer to Power Steering Gear Replacement.
Drain the engine oil.

Remove the 4 bolts and the right side engine block-to-transmission support bracket (3).
Remove the flywheel cover.

Remove the 16 bolts and the 2 nuts from the lower cylinder block:
Notice: Do not damage the oil pan contact surface of the lower cylinder block when removing the oil pan.

Carefully remove the engine oil pan.
Remove the 3 bolts and the oil pump strainer.
Clean the following components:
The inside of the engine oil pan
The oil pump strainer screen
The mating surfaces of the engine oil pan and the lower cylinder block
Installation Procedure
Install new O-rings and install the oil pump strainer to the oil pump.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install and tighten the 2 strainer bolts first and then the bracket bolt.
Tighten the 3 bolts to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.).

Apply a continuous bead of silicon sealant (1) GM P/N 12345997, or an equivalent, to the engine oil pan mating surface.

Install the engine oil pan. Secure with the 16 bolts and 2 nuts.
Tighten the engine oil pan bolts and nuts to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.).
Install the engine oil gasket and drain plug.
Tighten the engine oil drain plug to 35 Nm (26 ft. Lbs.).
Install the flywheel cover.

Install the right side engine block-to-transmission support bracket (3).
Tighten the engine block-to-transmission support bracket bolts to 50 Nm (37 ft. Lbs.).
Install the front axle assembly to the chassis on four wheel drive vehicles. Refer to Front Axle Housing Replacement.
Fill the differential on four wheel drive vehicles. Refer to Lubricant Level Check.
Install the steering gear. Refer to Power Steering Gear Replacement in Steering and Suspension.
Bleed the power steering system. Refer to Bleeding Power Steering System.
Install the front skid plate to the vehicle (if equipped).
Install the oil level indicator.
Lower the vehicle.
Fill the crankcase with engine oil.
Inspect for correct engine oil level and pressure, and for fluid leaks. Adjust the front toe-in. Refer to Front Toe Adjustment.

The pan is 147
labor is 5 hours

this is if a shop does the work

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Roy
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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 AT 5:15 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Roy. If it is a1.6 will it be much different or worse? Lol
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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
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Just asked my husband and he thinks it's a 1.6.
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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Times are the same

Removal Procedure
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the four bolts and the front skid plate from the vehicle (if equipped).
Remove the front differential assembly from the chassis (four wheel drive vehicles). Refer to Front Axle Housing Replacement.
Remove the crankshaft position sensor bolt and the crankshaft position sensor.
Place a drain pan beneath the engine oil pan to catch escaping oil.

Remove the engine oil drain plug (2) and gasket allowing the engine oil to drain.

Remove the flywheel cover (1).

Remove the sixteen oil pan bolts and the two oil pan nuts from the cylinder block.
Drop the oil pan down and remove the oil pump pick-up strainer.
Rotate the oil pan in order to clear the steering rack and remove the oil pan from the vehicle.
Clean the inside of the engine oil pan (2) and oil pump strainer screen.
Clean the mating surfaces of the engine oil pan (2) and the cylinder block (1).
Installation Procedure

Apply the silicone sealant GM PIN 12346240, or the equivalent, to the engine oil pan mating surface in a continuous bead (1).
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install the engine oil pump pick-up strainer (3) to the cylinder block (1). Secure the engine oil pump pick-up strainer.
Tighten the engine oil pump pick-up strainer bolts to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.).
Install the engine oil pan (2) to the cylinder block. Secure the engine oil pan (2) with sixteen bolts and two nuts.
Tighten the engine oil pan nuts and bolts to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.).

Install the flywheel cover (1).
Tighten the flywheel cover bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
Install the engine oil drain plug and gasket.
Tighten the engine oil drain plug to 35 Nm (26 ft. Lbs.).
Install the crankshaft position sensor and bolt.
Tighten the crankshaft position sensor bolt to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.).
Install the front differential assembly to the chassis (four wheel drive vehicles). Refer to Front Axle Housing Replacement.
Install the front skid plate (if equipped). Secure the front skid plate with the four bolts.
Tighten the front skid plate and bolts to 55 Nm (40 ft. Lbs.).
Lower the vehicle.
Refill the engine oil according to the specifications. Refer to Capacities-Approximate Fluid.
Check the oil pressure upon completion of the installation
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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 AT 5:41 PM
Tiny
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Thank you!
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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Well, I found out my Tracker is a 2001 with an upper and lower oil pan. I figure as long as we are replacing one we should replace both. Sorry for not having all e correct info to start with :(
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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 AT 6:00 AM

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