1987 Pontiac 6000 oil pan removal

  • 1987 PONTIAC 6000
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1987 Pontiac 6000 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

How do you remove the oil pan from a 1987 pontiac 6000 Le?
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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 1:16 PM

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Disconnect the negative battery cables.
Remove the coolant recovery reservoir.
Unbolt and remove the engine torque strut.
If needed detach the air cleaner and air inlet assemblies.
Remove the serpentine drive belt.
If equipped, remove the air conditioning compressor from it's brackets and set aside.
Remove the oil level indicator.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Drain the engine oil from the vehicle.
On some models you may need to remove the nuts from the engine mount-to-cradle.
Detach the exhaust pipe at the manifold and front of the converter.
Detach the starter and flywheel cover, then set aside.
Turn the front wheels to the extreme right, then disconnect the engine wiring harness screws under the oil pan right and left sides.
Detach the right side engine splash shield.
On some models you will need to remove the power steering pump and bracket.
Lower the vehicle, then support the engine and raise approximately 2 inches.
Disconnect the engine front mount and bracket.
Unbolt the oil pan, then lower the pan from the vehicle.
Clean the oil pan mounting area and oil pan of any old gasket material (RTV).
Reverse to install. Using RTV, apply as shown in the illustration to the oil pan. Tighten the mounting bolts on the oil pan to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Fill the crank case with fresh engine oil.
Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine and check for leaks.
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