1994 Oldsmobile Ciera pan

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1994 Oldsmobile Ciera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

Can the oil pan be removed without dropping the engine

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Monday, February 9th, 2009 AT 12:22 AM

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Must support engine with appropriate tool. Below are proper procedures for your vehicle's oil pan removal and installation.

Disconnect the battery ground.
Remove the serpentine belt cover, belt and tensioner.
Support the engine with tool J-28467-A or equivalent, using an extra support leg.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Drain the oil.
Remove the right tire and wheel assembly. Remove the splash shield.
Remove the steering gear pinch bolt, as required.
Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or the intermediate shaft. This damage can result in loss of steering control, this could cause personal injury.
Remove the transaxle mount retaining nuts and engine-to-frame mount retaining nuts, as required.
Remove the front engine horse collar bracket from the block, as required.
Remove the bell housing cover and remove the starter.
Position a jackstand under the frame front center crossmember.
Loosen but do not remove the rear frame bolts.
Remove the front frame bolts and lower the front frame.
Remove the DIS sensor wire.
Remove the oil pan retaining bolts and nuts, then remove the oil pan.

Clean and inspect the oil pan flanges, oil pan rail, front cover, rear main bearing cap and the threaded holes.
The oil pan on some vehicles may not require a gasket. If a gasket is not required, the oil pan is installed using RTV gasket material. Make sure the sealing surfaces are free of old RTV material. Use a 1/8 inch (3mm) bead of RTV material on the pan sealing flange.

Install the oil pan using a new gasket or RTV gasket material. Tighten the pan nuts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm), rear bolts; 18 ft. Lbs. (25 Nm) and remaining bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Attach the DIS sensor wire.
Raise the front frame and install the front frame bolts.
Tighten the rear frame bolts.
Remove the jackstand from the front center crossmember.
Install the starter and bell housing cover.
If removed, install the front engine horse collar bracket from the block.
Install the transaxle mount retaining nuts and engine to frame mount retaining nuts.
If removed, install the steering gear pinch bolt.
Install the splash shield. Install the right tire and wheel assembly.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the tensioner, serpentine belt and cover.
Fill the crankcase with oil.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Start the vehicle and check for leaks.

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