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07-04-2004, 02:59 PM
I'm thinking of replacing the oil pan gasket on a '95 Grand Am with a 3100 V6. I don't know if the oil pan is unobstructed (IE I can just remove the bolts and it'll drop out) or if it's got some part of the cradle in the way. Unfortunately, I can't get under the car at the moment to look.

Anyone know I can replace this oil pan gasket without having to pull the motor or anything?

07-05-2004, 05:39 PM
You will need to lower the passenger side of the subframe. Very easy job.

07-08-2004, 10:56 PM
Soo.. lowering the passenger side of the subframe just involves putting the front end of the car on jackstands andd then removing a few bolts? I won't really have a chance to get under the car until I commit to doing the job, so any details you can add would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

07-09-2004, 08:11 AM
Well yes, but no. Gotta seperate the ball joint also. I will get pics later.

07-10-2004, 07:32 PM
Sweet, thanks!