How to Remove a Honda Accord Oil Pan to Change the Gasket

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Replacing the oil pan on your Honda Accord may be necessary if it has been damaged from running over a large object, causing it to get dented severely. The oil pan houses the oil for the engine and will not function properly, if dented, because the oil pickup is housed at the bottom of the pan, which distributes oil to all areas of the engine. To ensure that your engine has sufficient oil for lubrication and cooling, replace your oil pan as soon as you see any signs of damage to it.

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Things you need

  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Ratchet
  • Sockets
  • Oil drain pan
  • Replacement oil pan
  • RTV
  • Engine oil

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  1. 1

    Jack up the Honda Accord and place on jack stands.

  2. 2

    Place an oil drain pan below the oil pan.

  3. 3

    Remove the drain bolt from the oil pan with a ratchet and allow the oil to drain into the drain pan.

  4. 4

    Remove the exhaust from the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter. It will be held on at both ends with two bolts that can be removed with a ratchet.

  5. 5

    Remove the cross-member from the subframe by removing the bolts holding it at each end with a ratchet.

  6. 6

    Remove the bolts holding the oil pan to the engine block with a ratchet. Use an extension attached to the ratchet to facilitate removal.

  7. 7

    Remove any residual silicone gasket material (RTV) that has stuck onto the engine block with a razor or sandpaper.

  8. 8

    Place RTV all along the perimeter of the new oil pan where it meets the engine block.

  9. 9

    Push the oil pan against the engine block and thread in the bolts with a ratchet.

  10. 10

    Reinstall the cross-member with a ratchet.

  11. 11

    Reinstall the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter.

  12. 12

    Add four quarts of engine oil to the crankcase.

  13. 13

    Jack up the car high enough to remove the jack stands and lower the car.

Tips and warnings

  • If you try to remove the RTV off of the engine block with a razor blade, take care not to damage the engine block by scratching the surface because that will cause a leak between the oil pan and engine.
  • Wear safety glasses when working on your Honda Accord.

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