Dodge Journey Engine Oil Pan Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

Engine Oil Pan Replacement
The average cost for a Dodge Journey engine oil pan replacement is between $509 and $570. Labor costs are estimated between $225 and $286 while parts are priced at $284. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.
Engine Oil Pan Replacement

What is an oil pan?

The engine oil pan is the main reservoir where the engine oil is held.

How does the oil pan work?

The engine oil pan is located on the bottom of the engine and is large enough to hold all the oil in the engine. It is bolted to the engine block, and to prevent oil leaks there's an oil pan gasket in between the block and pan. The oil pan is where the oil drain plug is located. On all engines there's an oil pick-up located in the pan that's connected to the oil pump. On some engines the pump pickup tube is also located inside the oil pan.

What are the symptoms related to a bad oil pan?

Oil pans don't wear out or break like other parts, they generally only need to be replaced because of external damage from an accident or an improperly tightened drain plug. The main symptom you will experience is an oil leak underneath the engine of your car. The oil that leaks from a damaged oil pan will range from dark brown to dark black. If the leak is large enough or occurs for long enough the oil level will be low enough to turn the oil pressure or low oil level warning light on.

Can I drive with a oil pan problem?

Anytime you have an leak from the engine you want to take caution with driving the vehicle if the oil level is low to prevent damage to the engine. You will likely have a warning light come on before damage will occur however. If the oil level or low pressure light is on you'll want to get the car to a safe location off the road and ideally to a gas station or repair shop.

How often do oil pans need to be replaced?

Engine oil pans rarely need to be replaced and they most often last for the life of the vehicle, unless outside damage occurs. They get replaced on an as-needed basis.

Engine Oil Pan Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for an Engine Oil Pan Replacement is between $509 and $570 but can vary from car to car.