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Cant get the oil pan loose after all bolts are out to change the oil pump...1997 gmc savanna 6 cyl

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  • eric_sooley May 29, 2011

    Tried this, still doesnt come loose??????

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    oil pan loose, cant remove it



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If you're sure you have all the bolts out than tap it from the side with a rubber mallet. If the used an RTV style gasket maker for the oil pan gasket then that is what is holding the pan in place. Hitting it with the rubber mallet will break it free.

Posted on May 29, 2011

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. May 29, 2011

    Then you'll have to either hit it harder or try nag get a thin screwdr

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. May 29, 2011

    Then you'll have to either hit it harder or try and get a thin screwdriver in-between the pan and the block to pry the two apart.



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