Oil pan removal problems on my 89 F-350 w/7.3L Diesel
I am trying to remove the oil pan and am having a very hard time getting it off. I have the motor jacked up and the tranny jacked up. Is there a way to remove it without taking the tranny out and removing the flywheel?
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Lift your car and place on jack stands. Then drain engine oil from pan. If there is/are any other steering or suspension components under oil pan, remove these first. Then, begin removing all bolts that hold pan in place. There should be a few bolts that come from the rear of the transmission section that also hold engine oil pan. Remove these. Once all bolts are removed, use a rubber mallet to tap oil pan until is breaks loose. If hard to remove, use a pry bar or flat head screw driver to pry oil pan off. Install in reverse order.
OIL PUMP IN THE OIL PAN.YOU HAVE TO REMOVE OIL PAN TO REPLACE OIL PUMP.IF YOU HAVE 4.6L ENGINE YOU HAVE TO REMOVE FRONT TIMING CHAIN COVER AND TIMING CHAIN.REMOVE OIL PAN.REMOVE THREE BOLTS AND THE OIL PUMP SCREEN COVER TUBE AND REMOVE OIL PUMP.YOU NEED TO SUBMERGE NEW OIL PUMP IN CLEAN ENGINE OIL TO PRIME IT.
I usually ask people with this problem how long they plan to keep the car. If it doesn't get worse, you can keep driving like this. If you want to keep the car a long time, then read on.
It could be the sensor or the pump or a clogged strainer. Of these, the sensor is by far the cheapest repair. Put a new sensor in and see if that fixes it. If not, now you have to take the oil pan off to make sure the strainer isn't clogged. If it is, clean and reinstall the oil pan. If it isn't replace the oil pump and then reinstall the oil pan. If you have more questions or need instructions, please let us know.
FORD 2.0 MAZDA DIESEL ENGINE.YOU REMOVE CRANKCASE.FIRST DISCONNECT NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE.RAISE AND SAFELY SUPPORT VECHICLE ON JACK STANDS.DRAIN THE ENGINE OIL.REMOVE THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE OIL PAN TO THE ENGINE AND REMOVE THE OIL PAN.CLEAN ALL GASKET MOUNTING SURFACE.APPLY A 1/8 INCH BEAD OF SILICONE SEALER ON THE OIL PAN MOUNTING SURFACE.INSTALL THE OIL PAN AND TIGHTEN THE BOLTS TO 5 - 7 FT LBS.
If it is in fact the oil pan gasket that is leaking, then you would first need to drain out the oil through the oil drain plug and recycle the oil. Then you can remove the oil pan and replace the old gasket with a new one, refill with the proper amount of oil. Then you can run the car and see if it still leaks.
This is a really time consuming and fairly difficult job to do due to the fact you have to remove so many things just to get to the oil pan. I have done this before and it took me a couple hard days of work to get it finished. I would really recommend taking it to a shop having it done by professionals. It really should be done up on a lift and requires you to remove the exhaust system, a couple of O2 sensors , the y pipe and catalytic converter assembly, the torque converter cover plate, and the starter just to get to the oil pan. Removing and reinstalling the oil pan itself was fairly easy but I had a really hard time removing the bolts from the exhaust system. The exhaust flange connecting the y pipe to the flex pipe had to be cut off and a new flange had to be welded on to each side due to the bolts being so rusted and corroded they hardly even looked like bolt anymore. If you are still wanting to do it yourself just let me know and I will give you the step by step directions to get the oil pan off. Also you would have to let me know which engine you have in your taurus the 24v DOHC or the 12v OHC. I hope this helps you out.
Im not sure if you are talking about the motor pan or the tranny pan. But I have lifted the motor and tranny together on a vehicle to change the motor pan and mounts before. I remember having to loosen the fan shroud. Undo linkage on the tranny and make sure the shifter boots were loose. The key for me was going real slow with the crane and having extra eyes around. It was a pain but it worked out.
What motor is in it? Mostly have to take all the oil pan bolts out, undo the motor mounts and raise the motor up enough for the oil pan to clear the cross member. make sure you don't have too much in the way when you raise the motor, as you may break something.
sadly I don't think there is. The oil pan is huge and sections of the frame are in the way of getting it in and out without damaging the pan severly. pulling that massive engine and replacing the pan, then putting the engine back in and reconnecting everything in 14 hours is a good estimate. sorry for the bad news