Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I am having trouble finding an oil pan gasket for this vehicle.

asked by on

The guy installing a new oil pan said i would probably need a mew gasket as well. I cannot find any oil pan gasket for 2003 pontiac sunfire. Does this vehicle have a gasket on the oil pan? If so, how can i get one?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The lower oil pan on your Pontiac Sunfire d...

The lower oil pan on your Pontiac Sunfire does not use a gasket but a 2mm bead of silicone sealer all the way around. Do not over apply sealer or you will cause sealer to get caught in oil pick up screen. The GM part number for the sealer is 12346286. You could also use an equivalent like Permatex Ultra Grey. If you need assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home and ensure a proper replacement of your oil pan.

Was this answer helpful?
Recommended services
Get a Quote

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hood not closing or locking

This can happen with the Vibes; the hood latch will rust under the plastic cover, and seize up. Often, removing the cover and lubricating the latch mechanism will solve this issue. If not, the hood latch assembly will need to...

Q: P0446 Emission control system vent circuit malfunction

Hello! We will be happy to assist you. It may be the gas cap because one way the EVAP system tests itself is by monitoring the pressure inside to fuel tank and comparing it to atmospheric conditions. If the pressure...

Q: Truck overheats with new thermostat and waterpump

Hi, thanks for writing in. By reading your description of the overheating issues, I'd tend to agree that the radiator fan clutch may be the culprit of your overheating issues. However, one thing to check into is whether there might...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.