Replace the engine oil pan

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA

I need to replace the engine oil pan on my car. Does it just drop down or do I have to move other engine parts or have special tools?

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 8:38 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

For this job you must drain the oil first, here is a guide

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter

Here is the guide from the manual with diagrams BELOW.

OIL PAN REMOVAL
1) Disconnect negative battery cable.
2) Remove radiator close out panel.
3) Remove radiator core support.
4) Remove radiator cooling fans.
5) Remove the engine oil indicator.

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

6) Remove the top air conditioning compressor bolts.
7) Raise and support the vehicle.
NOTE: It is not necessary to recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system to perform this procedure.

8) Remove the lower air conditioning compressor mounting bolts and reposition the compressor with a suitable retaining strap.
9) Remove the air conditioning compressor bracket
10) Remove structural collar from oil pan and transmission housing.
11) Remove the inspection shield between the transmission and oil pan.
12) Drain engine oil.

13) Remove oil pan fasteners. Remove oil pan (Fig. 135).
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.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM
Tiny
PALO
  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES

Why do you have to remove so many other parts to remove the oil pan and can you remove the engine from the top or the front? I do not have a lift to raise the car off the front cradle to remove the sub frame.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Engine has to be removed from bottom with cradle. Unfortunately vehicles are built for ease of assembly not repair.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JBOWEN
  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC

What are the step by step procedures for oil pan replacement on a 04' Pacifica?

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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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.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Why is it necessary to do steps 2, 3, &4? I do not understand? Please advise. JBowen.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The above are from the shop manual. If it is not necessary, you can always skip them.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 105,000 MILES

What is involved in removing and replacing the engine oil pan?

I have an 05 Chrysler Pacifica with the 3.5 engine.

Thanks,
John

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If I recall, there is enough room to remove it without lifting the engine.

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