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Old 06-07-2009, 12:35 PM
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So I have a bit of a dilema, I was traveling out to a friends place yesterday, as i rounded a corner I came face to face with a large lifted Dodge truck on a small road, I was forced into the ditch to avoid totaling the car. As a result I seemed to have punctured the oil pan and whatever guards it, I was curious if anyone knew how difficult it is to replace that. Looking underneath the car I can't see any where that it'd unbolt and replace it. Anyone happen to know if you have to pull the engine out to do this? Any help would be greatly appriciated.

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Old 06-07-2009, 12:37 PM
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it's probably easier to do then changin oil... not literally but it is easy get the car on a lift locat the drain plug thus bein your drain pan and locate all the bolt's that hold that on
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:00 PM
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I had a similar problem, ran over a big rock and put a hole in my oil pan. What I did was drain what little oil was left, sanded the area and used JB Weld to seal up the hole. Worked GREAT. Total time not including JB Weld curing was approx 20 minutes.
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should only be like 10 or so bolts holding it on the bottom of the engine. never really look close on my cobalt though.
just make sure to drain the pan before you change it. and dont forget the gasket.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:08 PM
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Its pretty easy to replace.. Just got to look at it.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:39 PM
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I'm sorry this is annoying or stupid for you guys, but I greatly appreciate all the help you're providing. That last car that I did anything like this to was my 86' RX7 haha. But I just want to make sure, your guy's looks like this too, right?

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wow that is quite the gash!
it is def different than i would have thought....this is the most helpful thing i could find.oil pan replacement - Cobalt SS Network kinda sounds like a pita.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:49 PM
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sorry mine look's kinda like that.. mine doesnt have the gash..
just messin but yah all cobalt have the same oil pan.. and it is very easy to replace
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:58 PM
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This is gonna sound kinda bad, I realize.. But it looks like the pan is bolted straight to one of the engine mounts, I'm pretty lost here.. I'm afraid to undo the bolts cause I keep invisioning the engine slippin and squishin my head lol.

Thanks Scagnetti! That actually helps quite a bit, at least the part is on the way now!
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This is gonna sound kinda bad, I realize.. But it looks like the pan is bolted straight to one of the engine mounts, I'm pretty lost here.. I'm afraid to undo the bolts cause I keep invisioning the engine slippin and squishin my head lol.

Thanks Scagnetti! That actually helps quite a bit, at least the part is on the way now!
no prob man. there was a little at the end of the thread about installation.
i looked around quite a bit, and that was the most info i could find.
still looking

EDIT-i found this also. its for an lsj though. not sure how different other than no intercooler pump bracket. should be very similar though.How to Drop the Oil Pan in a Chevy Cobalt | eHow.com

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