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How do i remove the oil pan on a 85 lesabre with a v8

I need to know if i have to pull the transmission or remove the motor mounts to pull the oil pan out of an 85 lesabre collectors edition.

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You need to remove the transmission inspection cover under the torque convertor and also the bolts the hold the motor mounts together so you can jack the front of the engine up about 3 inches so the oil pan will slide out. You also need to take off the starter. Hope this helps.

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