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I have a 2007 G6 with a bad oil pan gasket. I can pull the

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I have a 2007 G6 with a bad oil pan gasket. I can pull the pan fully off due to a 1 inch lip of the transmission next to it. I tried everything I can think of. any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

These are such a pain. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you actually have to unbolt the flywheel and loosen the transaxle bolts and then separate the engine and transmission just slightly to remove the pan.

Here is a repair procedure to show what I mean.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you have a little more picture detail with the flywheel part?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
some parts of the engine you show are a little hard to tell
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

There isn't much else published. I found this procedure straight from GM but it's pretty much the same. Some of the pictures are easier to see.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

It looks like that's all that's available as far as pictures go. The transmission removal procedure and the engine removal procedure both have the same pictures. GM has one other picture out but it shows how to remove the pan if the engine is already removed from the vehicle; not very helpful in this case.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I just wanted to see if you need any additional assistance.

If you are ready, please don't forget to rate. They don't pay us if we don't get a positive rating.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Please don't forget to rate.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I wanted to check whether you need any additional info.

If you no longer have any questions please don't forget to rate.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you need to put a sealant on the gasket and pan on that particular oil pan and gasket?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I never received a rating for this question and thought you had given up. This question has dropped to my timed out list because of lack of response.

It depends on the type of pan gasket you are replacing it with. There are various styles. Which did you use?

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Please don't forget to rate. We don't get paid if we don't get a positive rating.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I just wanted to check and see if you need any additional information.

Please rate if you no longer need any assistance.