How To Replace the Oil Pan on a 2000 Suburban 1500

Discussion in 'How-to Guides' started by FamilyTruckster60, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. FamilyTruckster60

    FamilyTruckster60 New Member

    Hello there folks,

    I've finally joined this friendly and active community of GM truck owners and instead of making my first post a boring and trite intro post, I have decided to post a nice write-up on replacing the oil pan on a 2000 Suburban 1500. Note that this guide also applies to 'Burbans equipped with 4.8L and 6.0L engines :great:

    **Reference material: http://www.gmpartsgiant.com/Page_Pr...e=False&ddlSm=1500 2WD&minorIndexID=TC0065801 <- Suburban oil pan diagram (click on the 'Get Info' button, then the 'Go' button and the diagram pops up)
    1. [*=1]Remove or disconnect the following:
      • Negative battery cable
      • On 4WD, the inner axle housing nuts and washers from the bracket
      [*=1]Support the front drive axle with a suitable jack.[*=1]On 4WD, remove the differential carrier lower and upper mounting bolts and nut.[*=1]Lower the front drive axle.[*=1]Remove the transmission cover bolt.[*=1]Remove the oil pan shield.
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      *Remove the Cross brace if equipped
      *Remove the Engine oil and filter
      1. [*=1]If equipped with the 4L60-E automatic transmission, remove the transmission bolt and stud on the right side and the bottom bolt on the left side.[*=1]If equipped with the 4L80-E automatic transmission, remove the transmission converter cover bolts.[*=1]Remove the oil level sensor connector.[*=1]Remove the battery cable channel bolt.[*=1]Slide the channel pin out of the oil pan tab.[*=1]Remove the engine wiring harness and the positive battery cable clip.[*=1]Remove the engine oil cooler lines from the positive battery cable clip.[*=1]Remove the oil pan bolts and the oil pan.

        **Apply a 0.20 in. (5mm) bead of sealant GM P/N 12378190 or equivalent 0.8 in. (20mm) long to the engine block. Apply the sealant directly onto the tabs of the front cover gasket that protrudes into the oil pan surface.

        **Apply a 0.20 in. (5mm) bead of sealant GM P/N 12378190 or equivalent 0.8 in. (20mm) long to the engine block. Apply the sealant directly onto the tabs of the rear cover gasket that protrudes into the oil pan surface.
        1. [*=1]Pre-assemble the oil pan gasket to the pan. Install the oil pan bolts to the pan through the gasket.[*=1]Install or connect the following:
          • Oil pan, gasket and bolts to the engine block. Snug the oil pan bolts finger-tight. Do not overtighten.
          [*=1]Install the transmission converter cover bolts until snug, if equipped with the 4L80-E automatic transmission.[*=1]Install the transmission bolt and stud on the right side and bottom side until snug, if equipped with the 4L60-E automatic transmission.[*=1]Snug the lower bellhousing bolt finger-tight. Do not overtighten. Tighten the oil pan-to-block and oil pan-to-oil pan front cover bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the oil pan-to-rear cover bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Tighten the bellhousing bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).[*=1]Install the positive battery cable clip and bolt to the oil pan.[*=1]Install the engine oil cooler lines to the positive battery cable clip.[*=1]Install the engine wiring harness and the positive battery cable clip.[*=1]Slide the channel pin into the oil pan tab.[*=1]Install the battery cable channel bolt.[*=1]Install the oil level sensor connector.[*=1]Install the transmission cover.[*=1]Install the crossbar and tighten the bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).[*=1]If equipped, install the oil pan skid plate and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).[*=1]Raise the front drive axle into position.[*=1]If equipped with 4WD, install the differential carrier upper mounting bolt and nut until snug. Do not tighten at this time.[*=1]If equipped with 4WD, install the differential carrier lower mounting bolt and nut and tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).[*=1]If equipped with 4WD, install the inner axle housing washers and nuts to the bracket and tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).[*=1]Remove tool Jack from the front drive axle.[*=1]Lower the vehicle. Fill the engine with oil and install the engine oil filter.[*=1]Connect the negative battery cable.

          You're done! :party:

     

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