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I need to replace oilpan gasket taken out transmisson starer crossmember and still dont have enough clearance to lower and take pan out

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Remove the motor mount through bolts and jack the engine up that will give you the clearance you need

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Oil pan removel on 1998 jimmy wont come off motor. do i need to losen trans to get oil pan off

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I'm on a DIY, on a Cadillac Cts with a 3.6L, I'm trying to lower the oil pan,I've removed all the bolts but it hasn't release itself is there anything else I'm missin, will be hoisting the engine up.

Hi Tyrone:
The pan will probably need a bit of delicate prying to loosen it from the block. Hope you're planning on a new gasket!
Usually there is not enough room to remove the pan without raising the engine. Crossmember clearance vs crankshaft.
PITA but then, that's DIY
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Oilpan replacement

I will try to save you money. If the pan is leaking around the gasket you many be able to tighten it enough to reseal it. There are some products that can seal spot leaks like "Seal-All". It is like a model airplane glue that resists gas and oil.

For rusted pans you can use "JB Weld" This hardens and strengthens what you put it on. You mix it like bondo and it dries quickly. Your pan does not have much pressure in it except from blowby from the pistons.

Unfortunately I have not had to replace a pan on this series of car. Sometimes you need to lift an engine off its mounts and turn the crank to clear the lobes, the oil sump may clear. A quick look at a Chiltons will confirm this repair. Wanted to give you alternatives to pulling the pan so I answered your repair problem. Good Luck on this.

May 05, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis

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I need to replace the oil pan gasket on a 03 dodge ran 1500 2x4 with the 4.7 do I just unscrew it and take the gasket out put the new one in and screw it back together or is there more

Oil Pan - Removal & Installation3.7L, 4.7L And 5.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Attach an engine crane.
  4. Loosen, but don-t remove, the left and right mount through-bolts.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Structural cover Front crossmember
  6. Raise the engine just enough for clearance.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE Don-t pry on the pan. The gasket is integral with the windage tray, and doesn-t come out with the pan.
    NOTE The double ended studs must be installed in their original locations.
    Pan bolts and studs Pan
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Oil pan gasket Oil pan. Tighten the bolts, in sequence, to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Front crossmember Structural cover Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the proper level with engine oil.
  3. Start the engine and check for leaks.

    Fig. Oil pan bolt torque sequence-3.7L engine

    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-4.7L engine

    Fig. Oil pan alignment dowel placement-3.9L engine shown

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Apr 14, 2010 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

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Is there ANY way to change the oil pan gasket on a S10...

Remove motor mount bolts and rear transmission crossmember bolts or nuts,suppport engine/trans. see if u have enough clearance between pan and axle remove pan. if not, split the exh away from the manifolds. worth a try

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How you take out the oil pan on 1990 ford bronco 4x4 302 5.0

Ford Pick-ups and Broncos 1987-1996 Repair Guide
Fuel Injected 5.0L and 5.8L Engines - Oil Pan
  1. Drain the cooling system.
CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Remove the bolts attaching the fan shroud to the radiator and position the shroud over the fan.
  2. Remove the upper intake manifold and throttle body (see ).
  3. Remove the nuts and lockwashers attaching the engine support insulators to the chassis bracket.
  4. If equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the oil cooler line at the left side of the radiator.
  5. Remove the exhaust system.
  6. Raise the engine and place wood blocks under the engine supports.
  7. Drain the crankcase.
CAUTION The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.
  1. Support the transmission with a floor jack and remove the transmission crossmember.
  2. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts and lower the oil pan onto the crossmember.
  3. Remove the two bolts attaching the oil pump pickup tube to the oil pump. Remove the nut attaching the oil pump pickup tube to the No. 3 main bearing cap stud. Lower the pickup tube and screen into the oil pan.
  4. Remove the oil pan from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan, inlet tube and gasket surfaces. Inspect the gasket sealing surface for damages and distortion due to overtightening of the bolts. Repair and straighten as required.
  2. Position a new oil pan gasket and seal to the cylinder block.
  3. Position the oil pick-up tube and screen to the oil pump and install the lower attaching bolt and gasket loosely. Install nut attaching to number 3 main bearing cap stud.
  4. Place the oil pan on the crossmember. Install the upper pick-up tube bolt. Tighten the pick-up tube bolts.
  5. Position the oil pan to the cylinder block and install the attaching bolts. Tighten to 10-12 ft. lbs. (13-16 Nm).
  6. Install the transmission crossmember.
  7. Raise the engine and remove the blocks under the engine supports. Bolt the engine to the supports.
  8. Install the exhaust system.
  9. If equipped with an automatic transmission, connect the oil cooler line at the left side of the radiator.
  10. Install the nuts and lockwashers attaching the engine support insulators to the chassis bracket.
  11. Install the upper intake manifold and throttle body (see ).
  12. Install the fan shroud.
  13. Fill the crankcase.
  14. Fill and bleed the cooling system.

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How hard is it to change the oil pan gasket on 1983 Olds Cutlass Supreme?

It is actually pretty easy. After you drain oil and loosen all pan bolts, there is just enough room to lower down and still have some room above crossmember to work around. Just make sure to scrape off all the old gasket and wipe area clean before adding new gasket. I also recommend placing thin layer of RTV Silicone evenly across both surfaces. (pan and engine block) Then use your new gasket in between like usual. Check repair manual for oil pan torque specs. I believe most are around 15 lbs.
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Need to change oilpan

first of course drain the oil then proceed to take the bolts that hold the pan out no special order you may need to take aloose the motor mounts in order for the pan to clear the crossmember .if this needs to be done you will have to probably have to raise the engine enough to get the clearance needed. make sure you use a wood or rubber block to support the pulley or what ever your lift point is going to be so as not to damage anything(put the block between the jack used to raised the engine and the engine itself) do not lift by the oil pan or trans pan. hope this helps you please rate me thank you.

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Trying to drop the oil pan out of my 1994 Ford F-150 (4.9L) to replace the gasket. Ive taken out the motor mounts and jacked the engine almost high enough to get the oil pan out and I am wondering if i...

done this on several i-6 f-150s. slide back or remove transmission, remove motor mount bolts from frame(not motor), jack motor up as far as possible without damaging egr valve or wiper motor when they hit, shim under motor mounts so that when you drop the jack the motor does not come back down any(the motor is well balanced on the mounts, it will not fall out of the truck like a v8 will), then remove the oil pan. you May have to remove the pickup tube(usually not), and you May have to rotate the crankshaft so that the lobes clear the oil pan. this is a common problem with these trucks due to the size of the oil pan(Huge), and the minimum pan to crossmember clearance

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