Remove the 20 oil pan bolts Remove the oil pan and catch the fluid in a catch panRemove the oil pan gasket . Use a screwdriver in order to pry the oil filter assembly out of the case. Do not damage the case sealing surface. Use a small screwdriver in order to pry the oil filter seal assembly out of the case. Do not damage the case sealing surface. Inspect the oil pan for the following conditions:
• A damaged sealing surface
• A dented or cracked bottom surface
Inspect the oil pan gasket for the following conditions:
• A bent or damaged seal core
• A damaged rubber seal surface
• A damaged gasket
Inspect the oil pan magnet for damage or misalignment Clean the oil pan , the oil pan gasket and the oil pan magnet in order to remove any sediment. Inspect the oil pan magnet for steel particles. Excessive amounts of steel shavings indicate internal transmission damage. Lubricate the oil filter seal assembly with transmission fluid. Using a socket of the same size as the seal and a plastic mallet, gently tap the oil filter seal assembly into the case. Install the oil filter assembly into the case . Install the oil pan gasket onto the case . The old gasket is reusable if the gasket is not damaged. Install the oil pan onto the case . Caution!
Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
install the 20 oil pan bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 14 N·m (10 lb ft).
Always use DEXRON®-III labeled automatic transaxle fluid.
Using a long-neck funnel in the dip stick fill tube add 7.8 quarts then after adding fluid, recheck the fluid level re check the level useing the proper procedure and check for leaks.