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2006-2012 Rav4: Oil Pan & Gasket Replacement

Time: approx 1hr

Difficulty: moderate

Cost: $75-100


Oil leaks. The need to replace the engine oil drain pan or gasket is usually a result of a leak. Losing oil can lead to costly repairs and unsightly oil stains on the driveway. Oil pan leaks can come from stripped out drain plugs, failed gaskets, or physical damage. A deformed oil pan can also affect oil level indications and system capacity.


Replacing the oil pan on a 2006-2012 RAV4 is relatively simple and inexpensive if you're doing it yourself. The pan on the 2.4L drops easily for replacement. Drain the oil first and wait for the exhaust to cool before starting work.

Watch the Video Below

In this video, you'll see me replace the oil pan on a 2007 Toyota RAV4. The drain plug had stripped out and replaced with an oversized plug. This plug also failed which required replacing the engine oil pan. The process is the same for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Toyota RAV4's with the 2.4L, 4cyl engine. Included are links to parts and tools needed to do the job. Don't forget to like and subscribe!

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Toyota Oil Filter

RAV4 Oil Filter, 2.4L, 90915-YZZF1

Toyota 5W-20 Engine Oil

12 Qts Full Synthetic 5W-20 Toyota Engine Oil

Engine Oil Pan

2006-2008 engine oil pan, Toyota RAV4, 2.4L

Inch-pound Torque Wrench

20-150 in lbs torque wrench. 1/4" drive.

Bristle Disc Holder

2" quick change pad holder for bristle disc

1/4" Socket Set

Great 1/4" socket set with ratchet and driver

Permatex RTV Silicone

Silicone Ultra Black Gasket Maker

Toyota 0W-20 Engine Oil

6 Quarts Full Synthetic 0W-20 Toyota Engine Oil

3/8" Speed Handle

3/8" drive speed handle. Retain sense of feel while inserting nuts & bolts with speed.

Air Angle Grinder

20,000 RPM pneumatic angle grinder (don't forget a compatible air coupling)

3M Yellow Bristle Disc

3M Scotch 2" Bristle Disc, yellow

Impact Driver Socket Adapters

1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" Socket Adapters for 1/4" Impact Driver

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