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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan

1997 Buick LeSabre
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Dr Sdn Custom, Large Car
19 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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September 15, 2012, 2:41 pm

Crystal R
 

Question: how to change a oil pan gasket

needing to know the easiest correct way to change the gasket of an oil pan on a 1985 Buick


September 18, 2012, 10:46 pm

Richard W
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There is easy way to do it. You have to have a engine hoist or a engine stand that hold the engine up in the car. Because you have to drop the subframe to replace the oil pan. Once you have the engine help in place. Lower the subframe. You don't have to remove it just lower it about 6" lower. Then remove the bolts on the oil pan. Once the oil pan bolts are out the pan should come out. You will have to lower the trany side of the oil pan first. Clean the block and oil pan. Then reinstall.


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