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Old 16 Aug 2010, 05:19 pm
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Default cracked oil pan during timing belt change

I "cracked" my oil pan when I changed the timing belt when I jacked up my '02 2.4. This may sound dumb, and, yes I know it's an aluminum oil pan, but can this be "welded" back together by a welding shop/ fixed with something like JB Weld/ or do I just need to suck it up and buy from the dealer? Thanks for any/all help you can give!!!!! BTW, it's probably more like a small puncture than an outright crack.
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 05:38 pm
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Default Re: cracked oil pan during timing belt change

John, welcome to the Forum.

If you take it to a shop that welds aluminum, they should be able to repair it for you.

There is a member on here parting out a 2002, if needed.
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 05:58 pm
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Thanks for the help!!!!!! I think I'll try the welding shop.
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 11:36 pm
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Default Re: cracked oil pan during timing belt change

If worse comes to worse.. you can probably get one off of a "U-Pull-It" junk yard
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Old 17 Aug 2010, 04:41 am
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Can the oil pan be removed without pulling the engine?
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Old 17 Aug 2010, 11:14 am
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Default Re: cracked oil pan during timing belt change

yes, you have to remove the mount on the bottom, i think its called a pencil strut,, its a pita
, try this right on the car,,
Dura Fix Aluminum Welding Aluminum Brazing Aluminum Soldering & Repair Rod
they are diy alunim welding rods,
i have repaired lots of stuff with my kit,

you just have to get to clean bare alunimin,
and get off all the oxidation,
with a stainless steel brush,
it wont work unless its done that way,
its very strong
worst case, it dones t work, and you have to take it off the car and get it fixed by a welder,
, ps jb weld wont work, it melts under temp.
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