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How to Determine Oil Pan Replacement


  • The oil can be put back in after you’re done. Examine the plug for cracks and damage.
  • Examine the area around the drain hole of the pan, as well as the pan itself. If the pan has truly gone bad, cracks or leaky areas should be visible with a flashlight. If everything still looks intact, your oil pan is still in good shape.

Tips & Warnings

  • If an oil pan is bad, replace it rather than repair it. It’s a difficult job outside of a shop, so having a professional do it is not a bad idea.
  • Use caution when operating a jack underneath an automobile.