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Re: can't remove bolts to mount running boards
Do u or any friends have an air compressor? If u can borrow an impact gun the bolts will come right off. I've had an air compressor for years, purchased an impact driver, can't believe how easy it removes bolts I can't budge. U may be able to rent a portable compressor and impact gun. Hope this helps, good luck, and let me know how it comes out.
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Yes you will have to raise the engine, also, and remove some other items that can be damaged when lifting. An engine hoist will be needed for this job. This text was taken from a 2000 crown vic workshop manual.
see pic for torque sequence. i could not locate a torque spec, so you will have to hand feel them. if it is a rubberized gasket do not over tighten as it will crush the gasket.
Hope this helps!
Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.
Remove the wiper arm and pivot shaft assembly.
Remove the drive belt.
Remove the fan motor and shroud assembly.
Disconnect the fuel lines. For additional informatio
Remove the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube.
Remove the generator.
Remove the blower motor speed control.
Raise the vehicle.
Remove the RH engine mount bolt.
Remote the two LH engine mount bolts.
Remove the four nuts and support the exhaust.
Remove the bolt for the transmission line support bracket.
Loosen the nuts for the transmission mount.
Lower the vehicle.
NOTE: The RH motor mount has a second bolt accessed from the top.Remove the bolt.
Using the special tool, raise the engine with a suitable floor crane.
Using the special tool, support the engine.
Raise the vehicle.
Remove the oil pan bolts.
Position the oil pan aside and remove the bolts from the oil pickup tube.
Remove the bolt from the oil pickup tube bracket.
Remove the O-ring and inspect.
Remove the oil pan and gasket from the vehicle through the front.
Install the oil pan and gasket on the vehicle.
Install the O-ring, using a new one if necessary.
Position the oil pickup tube and tighten the bolts.
Install and tighten the bolts.
Lower the vehicle.
Using the special tool, and a suitable floor crane, raise the engine and remove the special tool.
Oil Pan, Ranger
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
Engine Lifting Sling
Disconnect battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 14-01.
Remove air cleaner outlet tube assembly by unclipping air cleaner clamp, loosening hose clamp at outlet tube, disconnecting intake air temperature (IAT) sensor and mass air flow (MAF) sensor connectors, and crankcase ventilation hose.
Remove oil level indicator fan shroud retaining bolts. Position shroud over fan blade.
Remove radiator support bolts. Raise and secure radiator to front core support.
Remove engine mount nuts from studs.
Unclip 42-pin connector from bracket and position it aside.
Install suitable lifting brackets to left and right exhaust manifolds. Attach Rotunda Engine Lifting Sling 014-00036 (or equivalent) to lifting brackets. With a suitable lifting device raise engine approximately 50.8 mm (2 in). Install wood blocks between engine mounts and support brackets. Remove lifting device.
Raise vehicle on hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 00-02.
Drain the oil.
Remove transmission insulator retaining nuts and install a jack stand to extension housing. Raise transmission about 25.4-101.6mm (1-4 in) to gain access for removal of oil pan.
Remove transmission inspection cover.
Remove starter motor splash shield.
Remove starter motor retaining bolts and secure starter aside.
If equipped, disconnect and remove low oil level sensor.
NOTE: Oil pan fits tightly between transmission spacer plate and oil pump pickup tube. Use care when removing pan to avoid damaging either part. Remove oil pan bolts and lower pan.
Remove oil pump retaining bolts. Lower and twist pump to allow the oil pan to lower completely. Remove the pump and pan assembly from vehicle.
Remove and discard oil pan gasket.
Clean the oil pan mating surface.
NOTE: When using silicone rubber sealer, assembly should occur within 15 minutes after sealer application. After this time, the sealer may start to set up, and its sealing effectiveness could be reduced. Apply a 4.0-6.0 mm (1/5 inch) bead of Silicone Rubber D6AZ-19562-AA or -BA (or equivalent meeting Ford specifications ESB-M4G92-A and ESE-M4G195-A) to junction of rear main bearing cap and cylinder block and to junction of front cover assembly and cylinder block. Position oil pan gasket to cylinder block and secure it with Gasket and Trim Adhesive D7AZ-19B508-B (or equivalent meeting Ford specifications ESR-M11P17-A and ESE-M2G52-A).
Install oil pump assembly and bolt. Tighten bolt to 40-55 Nm (30-40 lb-ft).
NOTE: If oil pan is replaced with a new pan you must tighten new pan to spec then loosen and retighten. Position oil pan to cylinder block and install oil pan to engine bolts. Tighten bolts to 10-14 Nm (7-10 lb-ft).
Remove jack stand and install transmission insulator retaining nuts. Tighten nuts to 85-118 Nm (63-87 lb-ft).
NOTE: When replacing low oil level sensor, use a new metal gasket with a rubber O-ring. Install low oil level sensor. Tighten sensor to 20-34 Nm (15-25 lb-ft).
Install transmission inspection cover and retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 10-14 Nm (7-10 lb-ft).
Install starter motor and bolts. Tighten bolts to 22-28 Nm (17-20 lb-ft).
Securely install starter motor splash shield.
Install lifting device and support engine. Remove wood blocks and lower engine back into original position. Remove lifting device and Rotunda Engine Lifting Sling 014-00036 (or equivalent). Remove lifting brackets from right and left exhaust manifolds.
Remove support straps, lower radiator into position, and install radiator bolts to core support. Position fan shroud and install the retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 6-8 Nm (52-71 lb-in).
Install engine mount nuts and tighten to 98-132 Nm (72-97 lb-ft).
Connect 42-pin connector to the bracket and install oil level indicator.
Install engine air cleaner outlet tube assembly. Connect IAT sensor, MAF sensor, and crankcase ventilation hose. Securely tighten the hose clamp.
NOTE: When battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms can occur while powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. Vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn strategy. Connect battery ground cable.
Fill crankcase with correct viscosity and amount of engine oil.
4.6L Engine If your vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, refer to General Informatcion and Maintenancefor
information regarding the implications of servicing your A/C system
yourself. Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician
should service the A/C system or its components.
Have the A/C system recovered by a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician.
Disconnect the battery cables, negative cable first, and remove the air inlet tube.
Relieve the fuel system pressure and disconnect the fuel lines; Drain the cooling system and remove the cooling fan and shroud.
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are
attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to
drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the
ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the
coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is
contaminated or several years old.
Remove the upper radiator hose. Remove the wiper module and support bracket.
Disconnect and plug the compressor outlet hose at the compressor
and remove the bolt retaining the hose assembly to the right coil
bracket. Cap the compressor outlet.
Remove the engine harness connector from the retaining bracket on
the brake vacuum booster and detach the connector and transmission
Disconnect the throttle valve cable from the throttle body and disconnect the heater outlet hose.
Remove the nut retaining the ground strap to the right cylinder
head. Remove the upper stud and loosen the lower bolt retaining the
heater outlet hose to the right cylinder head and position out of the
Remove the blower motor resistor. Remove the bolt retaining the right engine mount to the lower engine bracket.
Disconnect the vacuum hoses from the EGR valve and tube. Remove the 2 bolts retaining the EGR valve to the intake manifold.
Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the crankcase and remove the engine mount through bolts.
Remove the EGR tube line nut from the right exhaust manifold and remove the EGR valve and tube assembly.
Disconnect the exhaust from the exhaust manifolds. Lower the exhaust system and support it with wire from the crossmember.
Position a jack and a block of wood under the oil pan,
rearward of the oil drain hole. Raise the engine approximately 4 in. and
insert 2 wood blocks approximately 2
in. thick under each engine mount. Lower the engine onto the wood blocks and remove the jack.
Remove the 16 bolts retaining the oil pan to the engine block and remove the oil pan.
It may be necessary to loosen, but not remove, the 2 nuts on the rear
transmission mount and with a jack, raise the transmission extension
housing slightly to remove the pan.
If necessary, remove the 2 bolts retaining the oil pickup tube to
the oil pump and remove the bolt retaining the pickup tube to the main
bearing stud spacer. Remove the pickup tube.
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
Fig. 1: Position of wood blocks under the engine mounts-4.6L engine
Fig. 2: Oil pump pickup tube-4.6L engine
Fig. 3: Oil pan bolt torque sequence-4.6L engine
Clean the oil pan and inspect for damage. Clean the sealing
surfaces of the front cover and engine block. Clean and inspect the oil
pickup tube and replace the O-ring.
If removed, position the oil pickup tube on the oil pump and hand
start the 2 bolts. Install the bolt retaining the pickup tube to the
main bearing stud spacer hand tight.
Tighten the pickup tube-to-oil pump bolts to 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12
Nm), then tighten the pickup tube-to-main bearing stud spacer bolt to
15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
Position a new gasket on the oil pan. Apply silicone sealer to
where the front cover meets the cylinder block and rear seal retainer
meets the cylinder block. Position the oil pan on the engine and install
the bolts. Tighten the bolts, in sequence, to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30
Position the jack and wood block under the oil pan, rearward of
the oil drain hole, and raise the engine enough to remove the wood
blocks. Lower the engine and remove the jack.
Install the engine mount through bolts and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
Position the EGR valve and tube assembly in the vehicle and
connect to the exhaust manifold. Tighten the line nut to 26-33 ft. lbs.
Loosen the line nut at the EGR valve prior to installing the assembly
into the vehicle. This will allow enough movement to align the EGR
valve retaining bolts.
Cut the wire and position the exhaust system to the manifolds.
Install the 4 nuts and tighten to 20-30 ft. lbs. (27-41 Nm). Make sure
the exhaust system clears the crossmember. Adjust as necessary.
Install a new oil filter and lower the vehicle.
Install the bolt retaining the right engine mount to the lower engine bracket. Tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
Install a new gasket on the EGR valve and position on the intake
manifold. Install the 2 bolts retaining the EGR valve to the intake
manifold and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). Tighten the EGR tube
line nut at the EGR valve to 26-33 ft. lbs. (35-45 Nm). Connect the
vacuum hoses to the EGR valve and tube.
Install the blower motor resistor. Position the heater outlet
hose, install the upper stud and tighten the upper and lower bolts to
15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). Install the ground ******** the stud and
tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
Connect the heater outlet hose and the throttle valve cable. If necessary, adjust the throttle valve cable.
Attach the engine connector and transmission harness connector. Install the harness connector on the brake vacuum booster.
Connect the air conditioning compressor outlet hose to the
compressor and install the bolt retaining the hose to the right coil
Install the upper radiator hose and connect the fuel lines. Install the wiper module and retaining bracket.
Install the cooling fan and shroud and fill the cooling system.
Fill the crankcase with the proper type and quantity of engine oil.
Connect the negative battery cable and install the air inlet tube. Start the engine and check for leaks.
Have a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician evacuate and recharge the air conditioning system.
Open the window. Remove the trim panel and watershield and support the window.
Disconnect the power window motor connector.
There may be a drill dimple in the door panel, opposite the concealed motor retaining bolt. Drill out the dimple to gain access to the bolt. Be careful to avoid damage to the wires. Remove the motor mounting bolts and remove the motor and regulator assembly.
Separate the motor and drive from the regulator on a workbench.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Check for smooth operation before installing the trim panel.
Raise the window fully if possible. If not, you will have to support the window during this procedure. Disconnect the battery ground.
Remove the door trim panel.
Disconnect the window motor wiring harness.
There may be a drill dimple in the door panel, opposite the concealed motor retaining bolt. Drill out the dimple to gain access to the bolt. Be careful to avoid damage to the wires.
Remove the motor mounting bolts (front door) or rivets(rear door).
Push the motor towards the outside of the door to disengage it from the gears. You'll have to support the window glass once the motor is disengaged.
Remove the motor from the door.
Installation is the reverse of removal. To avoid rusting in the drilled areas, prime and paint the exposed metal, or, cover the holes with waterproof body tape. Make sure that the motor works properly before installing the trim panel.
Drain coolant first,remove the thermostat housing bolts,clean gasket surfaces,install the new thermostat and gasket.Tighten the thermostat housing boltsto 21 ft.lbs.(28Nm).Refill with coolant start the engine and check for leaks.
remove interior door panel(need special tool to pop plastic clips holding panel to door)with panel off remove plastic film,with window up you should be able to see two 10m nuts-bolts to remove-also have to pop lever off that goes down to door latch