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I have an oil leak in the front. It looks like it coming from a bolt that holds engine bracket. Also I have low oil pressure. The oil pressure goes up when I first start it then it go low very fast. I do not the front seal. Do any of the bolt come in contact where the oil flows in the engin??

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HELLO. YES THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN HAS BOLT'S THAT ARE UNDER THE FLY WHEEL.THAT'S WHERE THE FRONT SEAL IS.!! ONE MAYBE TWO THERE.!!! THEN THEY START TO GO ALONG THE SIDE'S OF THE OIL PAN ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK OF IT THEN THERE ARE MAYBE 4 THAT GO'S ARCOSS THE BACK THERE.!!AND NOTHEY DON'T COME IN CONTACT WITH THE OIL FLOW'S THERE ON THE OUT SIDE OF YOUR OIL PAN. U JUST MIGHT NEED TO TIGHTIN THEM UP.? OR U MIGHT HAVE ONE OR MORE MISSING. CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE A YOUR BOLT'S AROUND YOUR OIL PAN, OK LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELP YOU "GOOD LUCK"

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Can i remove the oil pan on my 07 ford f-150 with out removing the engine?


Check this procedure on F-Series...

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the transmission.
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4. Disconnect the engine oil temperature (EOT) sensor electrical connector.
  5. Remove the nut and the starter wiring harness support bracket.
  6. Remove the nut and position the transmission oil cooler lines and bracket aside.
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  8. Remove the 3 bolts and position the oil pump screen and pickup tube into the oil pan.
    NOTE Be careful when removing the oil pan gasket. It is reusable.
  9. Remove the oil pan and the oil pump screen and pickup tube.
  10. Inspect the oil pan gasket for damage. If damaged, discard the oil pan gasket and the oil pan-to-oil pump gaskets. Discard the oil pump screen and pickup tube O-ring seal.
To install:
WARNING Do not use metal scrapers, wire brushes, power abrasive discs or other abrasive means to clean the sealing surfaces. These tools cause scratches and gouges, which make leak paths. Use a plastic scraping tool to remove all traces of old sealant.
  1. Inspect the oil pan. Clean the mating surface for the oil pan with silicone gasket remover and metal surface prep. Follow the directions on the packaging.
  2. Position the oil pump screen and pickup tube in the oil pan and position the oil pan into the vehicle.
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    NOTE Clean and inspect the mating surfaces and install a new O-ring seal. Lubricate the O-ring seal with clean engine oil prior to installation.
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  4. Tighten the oil pump screen and pickup tube-to-oil pump bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
  5. Tighten the oil pump screen and pickup tube-to-spacer bolt to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
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  • Hi, for oil to leak that fast you have got a massive leak. The ticking itself could be from low oil. First check the oil plug (where you drain the oil) on the oil pan with will be the bottom most part of the engine. It is possible the plug is not holding tight, the gasket may be old, torn or just plain missing. Sometimes people will strip them oil plugs. When this happens the pan has to be tapped a little over and a new, slightly oil plug installed.

  • On the oil filter housing are oil cooler line that have to hold a lot of pressure. Follow those lines to see if they are leaking oil.

  • I don't see a front seal leaking leaking quite that bad. A valve cover I am not sure would leak quite like that either. Your oil pan gasket could leak like this though. When you check the oil pan plug look strait up to all them little bolt holding the oil pan to the lower part of the engine. If leaking is noted then snug them bolts up or have them snugged up.

  • You may have to throw a piece of cardboard on the ground and crawl underneath with a flashlight and get a better eyeball on the leak. What ever the leak it is massive and should be repaired before driving or you could loose to much oil and seize your engine. The ticking. in my opinion, is the engine telling you it is very low on oil as it is.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
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Nope. just lots of work but work it.
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  • Remove the oil pan and clean all the the old RTV seal on the oil pan and engine components.
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  • Place a 2-mm diameter bead of GM P/N 12346286 loctite 5900 or equivalent to the oil pan sealing surface, except the rear main sealing surface.
  • Using the new oil pan rear seal, apply a thin coat of GM P/N 12346285 loctite 5900 on the ends down to the ears.
  • Install the oil pan, bolts and nuts and install everything else in revers to the removal.
  • Refill the engine with oil and wait for the sealer to cure to ensure no leaks.
Removal on the 2.4 liter
  • Raise the car
  • Drain the engine oil and coolant
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  • Remove the drive belt and A/C compressor lower bolts
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  • Remove the oil pan to transmission nut and bolts
  • Remove the oil pan to transmission stud for clearance
  • Remove the oil pan bolts and oil pan
  • Clean all surface area
Installation on 2.4 is same as on the 2.2 with the new seal and just follow the removal on2.4 in revers.

Good luck and hope you got the 2.2 liter. keep me posted, be glad to help you get your car running 100% again.

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