2002 Mazda Protege

Tiny
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Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

procedure to replace oil pan (drain plug refuses to allow removal)

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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 1:51 PM

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Tiny
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1. Raise and support vehicle
2. Remove passenger side splash shield.
3. Remove O2 sensor connector. (Front sensor, sensor can stay in the manifold, just unplug the connector)
4. Remove front exhaust pipe from exhaust manifold.
5. Remove oil pan bolts.

***If I may ask, what is wrong with the drain plug? Is it stripped, or just being plain tight son of a gun?***

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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
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Plug STUCK! Couldn't even move with a pipe wrench! Starting to round-over so quit trying. Going to change oil by suction tool in dip-stick tube.

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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You have two options.

1. Spray PB Blaster around the neck of the plug. Wait a few minutes for the catalyst to loosen around the thread.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_16pb_5.jpg



2. If you have a small torch, you may heat up the bolt to about 200 degrees F.

Then you will need to use a Vise Grip (bigger is better for easy grip and more torque), lock it tightly around the bolt and remove (pull instead of push). Make sure that you put the strength and torque parallel to perpendicular to the plug bolt. You will need to replace the plug.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_vise_grip_1.jpg

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 9:36 PM

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