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Short Cut for removing oil pan from a 1997 Chevy K3500 with a 7.4

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  • Mark Nov 07, 2012

    Thanks anyway whoever was thinking about answering this.... I did it today.

  • Mark Nov 07, 2012

    Did it my own way...

  • Mark Nov 07, 2012

    1. Drain oil. 2. Remove oil pan bolts. 3. Remove dipstick tube. 4. Remove dust cover/inspection cover by fly wheel and torque converter. 5. Remove front differential (driver side first) 2 mount bolts. Do top 1st, then bottom bolt. 6. Place floor jack under front differential housing. 7. Remove (2) 15/16 on passenger side of the differential. Not the same mout bolts as on the drivers side, but the 2 bigger bolts that keep it bolted to a pad like part on the chassis. 8. Lower jack and remove from the housing. Put jack on passenger side chassis about even with front of the front door. Jack it up there and pan should come out easy. Becareful not to ruin the oil pick up that comes off the oil pump. Reverse procedure to put new pan on. NOTE: I did this on my back on the ground with a helper.

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SOURCE: removal procedure of oil pan for a 1997 chevy

To remove the engine oil pan either the engine has to be lifted all the way off of the motor mounts and the oil pan should just clear the flex-plate and transmission, or the front axle dropped down out of the way, or the transmission and flex-plate will have to be removed.

Usually if the engine can be lifted enough to fit a piece of 2x4 wood between the motor mounts and the frame then the oil pan will usually just have enough clearance to be removed from the rear and the oil pan should just clear the transmission and the flex-plate. Also, be sure to check that the fan blade does not damage the fan shroud when lifting the engine.

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