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What is the best way to remove the oil pan while in the car on a ford mustang 2001?

Is there a easy way to remove oil pan from a mustang with motor in the car?

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Robert, it all depends on your definition of "easy." I did mine some time ago in about 2 hours. If you looked under the car, you see the hardware that is in your way. Getting it all out of the way isn't easy, but is something you can do if you are reasonably handy.

Here is how I did mine.

  • Drove front end up on ramp (If you don't have a ramp, you can use a sturdy set of jack stands - but ramps are far simpler and I trust the more)
  • Unbolted the engine mounts
  • Used a hydraulic jack to lift the engine and transmission a few inches
  • Unbolted and moved the K member (the hardware that is in your way) enough to get it out of your way
  • Dropped the pan
  • Reassembly is the reverse
Before you put the pan back on, I highly recommend a new pan gasket. You can try to reuse the old one, but I always go for a new one. The job it does is too important to skimp on a few bucks.

Posted on May 10, 2014

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    robert john May 10, 2014

    thanks a will try it that way an see how it goes ,i will let you know but again thanks.

  • robert john
    robert john May 13, 2014

    hey man thanks alot doing it the way you had said was by far the best way to go. thanks alot for you input and if there is anything i can do for you plz just let me know THANKS

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You can pull the motor mounts bolts and jack the motor up alittle, that will give you enough clearance to drop your oil pan. If you try and replace the timing chain cover without dropping the oil pan, you will more than likely wind up with an oil leak.

You should be able to replace the timing cover without removing the oil pan. The gasket set should contain gaskets allowing you to cut the oil pan gasket and put in a new partial gasket in this area. In the corners make sure you use some RTV sealant. If you are careful, it can be done. Like Bob A says you can end up with a oil leak without dropping the pan (unless you clean up the area and properly apply the RTV and gasket). If you have time to drop the oil pan, then I would do that.

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