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How can i get the oil pan off w/out taking the motor out of the car

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Loosen motor mount bolts holding engine to mounts. Raise engine enough to remove pan. use 4x4 wood blocks to hold engine up so you can let it down on the blocks. Use wood block between jack & engine when lifting!

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