Question about Toyota Land Cruiser
I cant seem to remove the oil pan. The stabilizing bar, or idle arm is in the way. I removed the "castle bolt" and pin from each side and hit them with a hammer but it wont budge. Is the bolt threaded in the "knuckle" which wont allow it to be "beat" out? I think I stripped one side....frustrated
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
take a 3 to 5 pound hammer strrike the center link around the outside circle where the idler arm goes through three good blows usually does it. alternative use a tie rod/ ball joint seperator available at any good parts store. a hammer always worked for me
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
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You should be able to remove it after you take off the engine mount bolts and then jack up the engine, at the bell housing. This should give you enough clearance to get it out.
Posted on May 27, 2009
If all the bolts are off, then the gasket is holding the oil pan in place and your going to have to tap it with a mallet, Not a hammer but a mallet so you don not damage the oil pan. Good luck and hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Yes, that can be repaired. You will need a helicoil kit, available at most parts stores. generally the kit includes a drill bit, about ten coils and an install tool. If I remember correctly it is about $30. Your other option is to find a knuckle in a local scrapyard (likely the same price as the helicoil kit)
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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