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I have a 1997 Plymouth Voyager with a 3.0L engine. I am trying to replace the oil pan gasket. The literature says I need to remove the front motor mount bracket, bending braces and torque converter dust shield in order to remove the oil pan. It seems the brackets and braces use a strangely sized socket. I am also worried about having the engine fall on me when these brackets and braces are removed. What size of sockets do I need to use and where can I find them? Do I need to support the engine somehow before removing the brackets and braces? I have a floor jack but don't know where on the engine or transmission it should go to support the engine without breaking an aluminum housing. Could someone please tell me how to remove these brackets and braces and where to support the engine/transmission if needed? Thank you!

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