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How much does it cost to replace the coolant lines and the upper/lower oil pan gasket?
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Timing chain gasket is bad. I check the engine oil and found chocolate foam. Is it possible the gasket can leak coolant in engine? Fresh rebuild.
Hi there. If you check the engine oil and see the oil look like a milk shake, then the engine oil is mixed with coolant or water. Also if you are finding gasket material in the engine oil, then a...
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Do I need to have the oil pan replaced as well for a leaky gasket? We took my 08' Tahoe Hybrid to the dealer and they said I have
Hello...the only reason that you would need a new oil pan is if the pan is corroded or physically damaged (tears, cracks, big dents, perforations). If the oil drain plug threads are damaged, that is repairable and the pan is...
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Oil Pan Gasket Replacement on a Dodge Avenger.
Hi there. If all of the bolts are out of the oil pan and the pan is not coming off the engine, then get a gasket scraper with a wooden handle and slightly tap on the end of the handle...
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1994 Chevrolet Silverado extended cabV-8 oil pan gasket replacement?
Hi there. You would have to drain the engine oil out of the oil pan, put the plug back in the oil pan, and remove the oil pan bolts to take the pan off. Once the pan is off, you...
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How long does it take to change the gasket on the oil pan of a car?
You can get an exact quote by entering your year, make and model at YourMechanic's oil pan gasket replacement service page. To give you an approximation though, the required hours are probably in the range of 8 to 12 hours,...
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oil pan gasket replacement cost
Hello, thank you for writing in. The oil pan gasket can be tricky to replace. Quoting an exact price for this service can also be tricky. Removing the oil pan to access the gasket is the hardest part, and can...
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I changed my oil pan gasket and now there is a knocking at the back of the oil pan, what could it be
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is make sure your oil level and type are correct. If you suspect that there may be a mechanical issue with the components towards the bottom of the engine,...
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Engine Oil (Not transmission fluid) leak behind the bell housing.
Hi there. The oil pan, oil filter, or the rear main seal (rear crankshaft seal) could be leaking. Check the oil filter and make sure that it is on tight. Then take a socket and wrench and check all of...
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Why do I smell oil and about how much will it cost to repair it?
Hello Diana. If you still have the service documents from the dealership a technician will be able to tell you if the leaks are new or a recurring issue. Mini Coopers will usually have a leak around the oil pan...
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Can the oil pan gasket replacement be done at home? 2006 Lincoln Ls V8. Does it use just a liquid gasket or does it use an actual gasket?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket is either a gasket of cork or rubber (silicone molded) or a spread of RTV Silicone. The oil pan gasket can be removed at home, you will just have to jack up the vehicle...
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what needs to be removed to replace oil pan on a 2006 Kia Sedona?
If the defect is in the lower pan, you need only remove the lower engine cover. If the upper pan is damaged and has to be replaced, you'll need the Service Manual as removal of the upper pan is a...
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How long does it take to change oil pan & gaskets?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket could take from 1.75 to 2.50 hours depending on the technician that is working on the vehicle. If you are not a mechanic and are wanting to change the oil pan gasket and have...
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Does the engine have to be removed to replace the oil pan on my 2002 Chrysler PT Cruise?
No, the engine does not have to be removed to replace the oil pan gasket on your vehicle. However, two of the engine mounts need to be removed to get the pan off, so it's a good idea to support...
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the oil pan drain plug head is rounded off to remove the plug are the threads clockwise or counter clouckwise?
To remove the drain plug, turn the plug counter-clockwise. You may need to use a "bolt-out" type socket to grip what remains of the head. In the event that the internal (in pan) threads are damaged and you need a...
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Hi Patrick i seemed to have bottomed out my m35 and need to replace oil pan and gasket. How much is the cost??
I would first recommend having the engine and under the vehicle inspected to see what all got damaged. If you damaged the oil pan then it may have also damaged the exhaust or subframe under engine that may affect the...
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Why is my truck is leaking transmission fluid?
Hi there. Check the location of the transmission fluid leak on the case to determine what needs replaced. There are 5 locations for the transmission to leak that are common. Locations of a leak The input shaft seal The...
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Can I use gasket maker as sealant for my oil pan?
Using gasket maker in place of an oil pan gasket works sometimes. However, what I recommend is using a the actual cork/rubber gasket with a thin coat of The Right Stuff brand gasket sealant applied to both the engine block...
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how to replace a oil pan gasket on a 2000 chevy silverado
Oil pan and/or pan gasket replacement on this vehicle has to be performed with the Factory Service Manual in hand. There are just simply too many steps, and too much detail to re-count it all here, not to mention the...
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I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata and I need to replace the oil pan, will this require any other parts to be removed?
The oil must be drained first. The oil pans on these vehicles are typically stamped steel and don't require the removal of any other parts other than a few brackets and fasteners to gain access to all of the oil...

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