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change oil pan removal


kfisher79108
06-09-2011, 05:44 PM
1996 buick lesabre what has to be removed to take oil pan off of motor 3800 series ll ?

Scrapper
06-09-2011, 06:06 PM
1996 buick lesabre what has to be removed to take oil pan off of motor 3800 series ll ?

i would take remove bolts in moter mounts and tranny mounts and there should be a bracket to lift moter up to see if you have enough room to get to all bolts with cherry picker but jack it up slowly i think i'd remove rad also along with mounts.

Jrs3800
06-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Remove the starter/flywheel sight shield

Remove the oil filter

Unplug the Low Oil Level Sensor( Radiator side of the pan )

at that point all of the oil pan bolts can be removed, and the oil pan can then be removed from the engine..

when you go back together with the new oil pan gasket, make sure the block surfaces are clean and dry, apply dabs of Sensor Safe Silicone sealer where the rear plate and front cover meet the block.. I prefer Permatex Black or Gray..

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