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Cadillac DTS L: I have an oil leak Im told it is from the

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I have an oil leak I'm told it is from the oil pan gasket I also told that the engine must be removed to repair is this the only way?

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Yes the service bulletin even says that the engine and powertrain be removed.


  • Service Procedure Steps 1 - 25
Important: For detailed component and engine removal information, refer to Engine Replacement Procedure in the Engine Mechanical subsection of the appropriate Service Manual or SI.
1. Drain the engine coolant and engine oil from the engine.
2. Remove the powertrain from the vehicle.

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