What is involved in repalcing the oil pan on a 2010 accord with 2.4

Oil plug is stripped out

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. The engine and transmission needs to be removed from the engine to access the oil pan. You should try to have an oil plug oversize kit installed or re-thread the pan and put in new threads if it is stripped out. If you would like to have the whole thing replaced, a certified technician from YourMechanic can replace your vehicle’s oil pan at the car’s location.

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Do you have to remove the engine to replace the oil pan? In most cases, it is necessary to remove the engine from a vehicle to access and replace its oil pan. This is because the oil pan sits at the bottom of a car`s engine and can be difficult or impossible to reach without dismantling other engine parts.
The job is somewhat straightforward, but it can be messy. Be conscientious of a few potential pitfalls: Try not to bend the oil pan when removing it. Attempting to pry the pan loose with a screwdriver can bend the mounting surface. Tapping it with a mallet can actually crack the pan if all bolts aren`t out.
The oil pan gasket could take from 1.75 to 2.50 hours depending on the technician that is working on the vehicle. If you are not a mechanic and are wanting to change the oil pan gasket and have all of the tools, then it could be around 4 to 6 hours.
The average cost for oil pan replacement is $956 to $1068. Enter your vehicle`s information to see how much oil pan replacement costs in your local area.
Fortunately, fixing a cracked oil pan is a fairly straightforward, four-step process. First, drain the oil from the pan. Second, thoroughly clean the pan with detergent or degreaser, then use coarse sandpaper to roughen the surface. Third, apply a two-part epoxy, carefully following the instructions on the package.
Oil pans don`t wear out or break like other parts, they generally only need to be replaced because of external damage from an accident or an improperly tightened drain plug. The main symptom you will experience is an oil leak underneath the engine of your car.
While the engine is running, oil flows through oil ports to lubricate components within the engine. The oil is housed in the oil pan, connected to the engine`s block, the oil pan gasket is what sits between the two.
Generally, on the average vehicle, oil pans tend to require replacement around the eight- to nine-year mark, unless they`ve been impacted harder than usual.
Damaged Oil Pan

An oil pan can develop a crack or a hole from debris impact encountered on the road while driving. It can also leak due to a worn drain plug, which can happen over frequent screwing and unscrewing during any oil change.

First, the oil you pour in the top of the engine goes through many paths eventually arriving in the bottom oil pan, often called the sump, where the drain plug is located.
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The crankcase is formed by the portion of the cylinder block below the cylinder bores and the stamped or cast metal oil pan that forms the lower enclosure of the engine and also serves as a lubricating oil reservoir, or…

There is a gasket between the oil pan and engine block, which provides a cushion between the two and helps prevent oil leakage. An oil leak is a big problem for an engine, as it depends on oil to function properly over time. Oils may be caused by damage to the oil pan or oil pan gasket.
Engine Overheating

The engine oil is part of what keeps the engine cool. Along with the coolant, engine oil is used to keep friction and heat down in the engine. If the oil pan leaks and the oil level drops it can cause the engine to overheat. An overheating engine can cause extensive damage if left unattended.

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What is involved in repalcing the oil pan on a 2010 accord with 2.4
ANSWER : Hi there. The engine and transmission needs to be removed from the engine to access the oil pan. You should try to have an oil plug oversize kit installed or re-thread the pan and put in new threads if it is stripped out. If you would like to have the whole thing replaced, a certified technician from YourMechanic can replace your vehicle’s oil pan at the car’s location.