Typical oil pan – A faulty oil pan gasket can result in oil leaks around the perimeter of your oil pan. Many people mistake a faulty gasket for a faulty oil pan and spend hundreds of dollars to replace the pan when a $20 gasket would have solved the problem. If you cannot see any apparent damage to your oil pan, change the gasket first.
Things You’ll Need : Floor jack, Jack stands (4), Socket wrench, Drain pan, Replacement gasket or sealant, Torque wrench, Funnel
- Contact your local dealer or purchase a repair manual specific to your vehicle to determine if it has an oil pan gasket. Some vehicles have gaskets; others use silicone sealant.