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Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Remove dual converter "Y" pipe. Drain oil. Remove bolts retaining oil pan to transaxle. Remove access plug from engine rear plate. Remove transaxle support bracket from oil pan and transaxle.
Remove oil pan bolts from lower cylinder block, in sequence. See Fig. 46. Carefully pry oil pan from lower cylinder block. Clean all traces of sealant material from oil pan bolts, oil pan and lower cylinder block mating surfaces.
Fig. 46: Oil Pan Retaining Bolt/Stud Removal Sequence
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
CAUTION:Failure to remove old sealant from oil pan bolts and bolt holes may cause engine block to crack.
Remove old sealant from oil pan bolts and bolt holes in lower cylinder block. Apply silicone sealant at specified areas. See Fig. 47 or Fig. 48 . Position oil pan, and install bolts/studs in original position in sequence. Tighten bolts/studs to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATION. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Fill crankcase with oil. Start engine and check for leaks.
Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 6:30 PM