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How do I replace the oil pan and transmission pan gaskets on

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How do I replace the oil pan and transmission pan gaskets on a 2003 Ford Windstar?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 4 years ago.

HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

 

The engine oil pan will need to have the exhaust dropped down to access to pan.

 

  1. Remove the dual converter Y-pipe.
  1. Remove the starter motor.
  1. Remove the drain plug and drain the engine oil.

Remove the bolt and the inspection cover.

 

Remove the bolts and the oil pan

 

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The transmission pan gasket is simply removing the pan bolts and dropping down.

 

Remove the bolts, transmission fluid pan and gasket.

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Can you include the relevant steps for removing the starter motor and the Y-pipe?

Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 4 years ago.

Remove the two dual converter Y-pipe-to-flex pipe bolts. Discard the flange gasket

 

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Remove the dual converter Y-pipe-to-exhaust manifold nuts

 

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Remove the dual converter Y-pipe-to-exhaust manifold nuts

 

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  • Disconnect the LH dual converter Y-pipe bracket.
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    Disconnect the RH dual converter Y-pipe bracket and remove the dual converter Y-pipe

     

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    1. If necessary, remove the heated oxygen and catalyst monitor sensors, using the special tool.
    1. NOTE: Make sure to apply anti-sieze compound to the threads of the sensors prior to installation.

      To install, reverse the removal procedure.

    Disconnect the battery ground cable

  • Remove the bolts and lower the starter motor.
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    Remove the caps, nuts and starter motor

     

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