How do you change the oil pan on a 2004 Chevy Cavalier?
Oil Pan Replacement
- Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
- Drain the engine oil.
- Remove the engine mount strut bracket.
- Remove the lower AC compressor bolt.
- Loosen the upper AC compressor bolts.
- Remove the oil pan bolts.
- Remove the oil pan.
Where is my oil pan gasket located?
The oil is housed in the oil pan, connected to the engine’s block, the oil pan gasket is what sits between the two. The seal the gasket creates allows for expansion and contraction from the heat produced by the engine. The cushion the gasket provides prevents damage from occurring due to vibrations the engine creates.
How do you get the oil pan off?
if the pan is stuck just take a small hammer and tap it it will come off, also make sure you got every bolt.. if the gasket is just stuck just use some pbblaster or wd40 let it sit for a bit and scrape it off. A VERY sharp wood chisel between the pan and the block will separate the two.
How serious is an oil pan gasket leak?
Along with the coolant, engine oil is used to keep friction and heat down in the engine. If the oil pan leaks and the oil level drops it can cause the engine to overheat. An overheating engine can cause extensive damage if left unattended.
How much does it cost to replace a gasket on an oil pan?
The general range is between $100 and $350, but there are some vehicles that cost more. You can get an oil pan gasket replacement for between $40 and $150. The part is not the most expensive part of the repair, but the labor can be very intensive.
How long does it take to replace oil pan?
1.75 to 2.50 hours
Depending on the technician, the oil pan gasket can take from 1.75 to 2.50 hours. It could take up to 6 hours to change the oil pan gasket if you are not a mechanic.