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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Question: oil pan replacement
Answer #1mastertech6371 June 15, 2011, 08:43Master
Oil Pan Replacement
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Drain the engine oil.
Remove the engine mount strut bracket.
Remove the engine drive belt.
Remove the lower AC compressor bolts.
Loosen the upper AC compressor bolts.
Remove the oil pan bolts.
Remove the oil pan
Install the oil pan.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Oil Pan Bolt Torque Sequence
Install the oil pan bolts. Tighten the oil pan bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
Install the AC compressor bolts.
Install the engine mount bracket.
Install the engine drive belt.
Lower the vehicle.
Fill the engine oil to the proper level.