help cant take off a oil pan to change rod bearings

help cant take off a oil pan to change rod bearings

Postby stevono [OP] » February 8th 2016, 12:13am

I have a 1997 Chevy Astro van and cant get off the oil pan to change the rod Barings can some one please help me and maybe explain how to do so thanks
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Re: help cant take off a oil pan to change rod bearings

Postby paulbot » February 8th 2016, 12:58am

There's a couple of nuts on the oil pan behind the bell housing, IIRC seeing this in the forum somewhere. A search of this forum and youtube should get you more detailed specifics. Also you need to raise the engine a bit to get to all the bolts.
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Re: help cant take off a oil pan to change rod bearings

Postby Astrofarian » February 8th 2016, 3:40am

[quote="paulbot"]There's a couple of nuts on the oil pan behind the bell housing, IIRC seeing this in the forum somewhere. A search of this forum and youtube should get you more detailed specifics. Also you need to raise the engine a bit to get to all the bolts.[/quot

There are 2 bolts at the back of the pan that have big rubber pluggie things on them, those have tripped up more than a few people. Disconnect the battery, unbolt the starter, remove the crank-position sensor from the bottom of the timing-cover, loosen the bottom bolts on each side of the timing-cover. Drain the oil and filter and start in after the pan bolts.
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