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How-to » Engine » Mechanical, Lubrication & Cooling » How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket

PARTS
  • Oil Pan Gasket
  • Shop Towel
TOOLS
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1
Open the hood and locate the vehicle's oil dip stick.
2
Remove the oil dip stick.
3
Run the engine for a minute.
4
Position vehicle safely on ramps or jack stands (level surface with rear wheels chalked).
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5
Remove the oil fill cap on the engine.
6
Remove the oil drain plug located below the engine.
7
Completely drain the dirty oil into the drain pan.
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8
Remove the oil pan to gain access to the oil pan gasket.
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9
Remove the oil pan gasket using a gasket scraper tool.
10
Clean the engine block mounting surface with a rag and scraper tool.
11
Place the new oil pan gasket over the pan.
12
Re-install the oil pan back onto the engine block.
13
Add engine oil to manufacturer's capacity specification.
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14
Install engine oil cap and start the engine.
15
Check the oil after running the engine ensuring that the level is correct and no leaks are present.
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