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I have a leak in the body of the oil pan on my 2004 chevy suburban 2 wheel drive. It is a hairline crack. Do I have to remove the entire engine to install a new oil pan? Can the frame cross member be removed to allow room to swap? Is there anything that can be done to repair the leak in the existing oil pan such as epoxy or aluminum welding?

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YOU NEED A REPAIR MANUAL BECAUSE YOU HAVE A FEW THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO TO REMOVE OIL PAN.FIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE LOWER FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER WITH FLOOR JACK IF YOU HAVE 4WD VECHICLE..DISCONNECT THE FRONT EXHAUST Y PIPE FROM THE ENGINE AND THE EXHAUST SYSTEM.YOU HAVE TO REMOVE OIL PAN SKID PLATE.AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARM CROSS MEMBER FROM BELOW THE OIL PAN.

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