Question about 2001 Ford Mustang
Is there a easy way to remove oil pan from a mustang with motor in the car?
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.
Posted on May 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you hear it knocking no bearing replacement is going to fix that long term. Its best to pull it, the crank shaft will have to be turned or polished and or replaced, weather its a rod or a maine, and posibly line boared if its a maine thats knocking. Do it right and pull it.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
sadly I don't think there is. The oil pan is huge and sections of the frame are in the way of getting it in and out without damaging the pan severly. pulling that massive engine and replacing the pan, then putting the engine back in and reconnecting everything in 14 hours is a good estimate. sorry for the bad news
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
all you should have to do is drain the oil and take out the bolts, i think there is like 16 bolts. there may be a cross member bar going across the oil pan, if there is then i would suggest taking in to a mechanic, because the engine may be mounted to it and it has to be removed to get it out
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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