1995 Mercury Mystique crack in oil pan

Tiny
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1995 Mercury Mystique 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I was just wondering if I could find some information on how to remove the oil pan from my 95 mystique so I could have it welded?
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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 AT 8:50 PM

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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the water pump pulley shield.
Install engine support device to the engine lifting eyes and support the engine.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the exhaust crossover and the exhaust retaining bracket located on the right side of the oil pan.
Remove the exhaust heat shield retaining nuts and the exhaust heat shields from the left side of the oil pan.
CAUTION
The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.
Drain the engine oil.
Reinstall the oil pan drain plug using a new gasket and tighten to 16-22 ft. lbs. (22-30 Nm).
Remove the oil pan retaining bolts from the transaxle housing.
If equipped with automatic transaxle, remove the access plug from the engine rear plate.
Remove the through-bolt for the left and right front engine support insulators.
Partially lower the vehicle on the hoist.
Mark the location of the upper front engine support bracket before it is removed.

Remove the upper front engine support bracket retaining nuts and remove the upper front engine support bracket.
Using the three bar engine support or equivalent, raise the engine to allow room for removal of the engine oil pan.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the oil pan retaining bolts and studs from the lower cylinder block following the bolt removal sequence.
Remove the oil pan and the oil pan gasket from the vehicle.
To install:

Clean the oil pan to lower cylinder block gasket sealing surfaces.
Thoroughly clean the oil pan.
Install a new oil pan gasket into the groove of the oil pan.
Apply a bead of silicone sealer to the gasket area where the pan meets the parting lines of the lower cylinder block and the front engine cover.
Carefully install the oil pan with gasket to the lower cylinder block.
Reinstall the bolts and studs but do not tighten.
Push the oil pan against the transaxle case and tighten the oil pan bolts and studs.
Reinstall the oil pan to transaxle case bolts and tighten to 25-34 ft. lbs. (34-46 Nm).
Tighten the oil pan bolts and studs in the proper sequence to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
If equipped with automatic transaxle, install the access plug into the engine rear plate.
Lower the vehicle but keep it on the hoist.
Using the three bar engine support or equivalent, lower the engine into its proper position.
Reinstall the upper front engine support bracket and its retaining nuts onto the upper front engine support insulator.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Reinstall the through-bolts for the left and right front engine support insulators.
Reinstall the exhaust crossover, exhaust retaining bracket and heat shield.
Replace the engine oil filter.
Lower the vehicle.
Remove the three bar engine support or equivalent.
WARNING
Operating the engine without the proper amount and type of engine oil will result in severe engine damage.
Fill the crankcase with the correct amount and grade of engine oil.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Run the engine and check for leaks and proper operation.


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