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95 Durango slt4x4 im wanting to remove the oil pan so I check the pick up screen for blockage.but it is 4x4 the differential is a issue it bolts to the Bock.any tips on how to suspend it so it don't drop down when I un bolt it from block? it looks like I will have to remove the oil pan old jacking motor up via harmonic balancer?

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Rethink you reasoning for the problem. I doubt if the filter will be blocked as it is a course mesh and would require rag or other like substance to block it. More like the sump is pushed up on to the pick up Have you done a mechanical oil pressure test on the engine or are you going off the oil gauge.. What work has been done on the engine . oil pick up fitted tightly when assembling. Do more checking before you resort to such a drastic measure.

Posted on May 05, 2013

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  • ricky white May 05, 2013

    I'm going off the oil gauge.the engine has really good compression on all cylinders..I'm already in the process of removing oil pan but there is a bracket on the passenger side of engine that restricts my looks like it is bolted to the engine + bolted to bell housing + bolted to looks like I have to remove these bolts to lift engine enough to get a rachet and socket into area of tensing oil pan bolts then I will have to figure how to get the proper angle to Jack engine up using harmonic balencer as a lift point..

  • ricky white May 05, 2013

    I am curious as to the wear u mention on the crank shaft main bearings..but I don't want have to pull the engine..I inspected the oil pans surface I see no dings or dents in it just a leaking gasket on backside of pan.which needs to be replaced I put Jack stands under the chassis.then I put a floor Jack under the differential to give it support..I'm learning as I go..never had to Work on a Durango before...totally different than the other 4x4's I've had the misfortune of working on..I've rebuilt the whole front suspension on it set up during that time that's when the oil pressure issue started.

  • ricky white May 05, 2013

    So I really don't understand why the oil pressure issue happened..I thought I finally finished having to work on this thing..I took it for a test drive around the neighborhood after I finished up the suspension rebuild.i took laps around the block then the pressure I installed a new sending unit but issue still exist so if I crank it up and let it idle the pressure stays.but if I drive the pressure drops sometimes it comes back up.sometimes I have to shut it off and wait a minute or two.then its back to normal.and yes if the pressure drops the lifters will rattle.

  • ricky white May 05, 2013

    So there is where I'm at sofar I'll be back at it again tomorrow..trying finish getting the oil pan off and out of this 95 Durango slt 4x4...5.2 litre v8..hopefully more tips and advice will aide me in finishinig this thing up...and the advice given sofar is greatly appreciated...all input is welcomed



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