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Old 07-12-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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What is the trick to getting the oil pan off. And yes I did remove the bolts. I can not get it to come down I have tried prying at it and Im stuck. Please any ideas would be great.
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sharp chisel might do the trick if you work your way around it carefully...
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Rubber mallet, keep tapping around bottom. I know you said you removed all of the bolts- did you look real close at the studs, cause they have a nut on them that will come off first leaving you thinking that it is just a stud when it is a bolt still. It happens! Good luck
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Rubber mallet, keep tapping around bottom. I know you said you removed all of the bolts- did you look real close at the studs, cause they have a nut on them that will come off first leaving you thinking that it is just a stud when it is a bolt still. It happens! Good luck
Yeah I check to be sure. I took all those out. all bolts are removed Its late tonight I will mess with it again tomorrow morning.
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Take a big screwdriver and pound it in there! Take it easy and do it in several places gradually breaking the seal... It will come off!
After you have the pan out of the Jeep place it upside down on the concrete (after wiping the oil out) and hit the pan in the spot where you may have deformed it. Once you get it flat your good to go. Wash it, scuff the paint and hit her with some primer and black paint! I have been doing it this way for 30 years and never had a leaker! Most of the time I don't bend em'
Just make sure you don't scimp on the pan gasket. Get a 1 piece silicone gasket! The best one they have. Many people put a little RTV in the corners front and rear.
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Take a big screwdriver and pound it in there! Take it easy and do it in several places gradually breaking the seal... It will come off!
After you have the pan out of the Jeep place it upside down on the concrete (after wiping the oil out) and hit the pan in the spot where you may have deformed it. Once you get it flat your good to go. Wash it, scuff the paint and hit her with some primer and black paint! I have been doing it this way for 30 years and never had a leaker! Most of the time I don't bend em'
Just make sure you don't scimp on the pan gasket. Get a 1 piece silicone gasket! The best one they have. Many people put a little RTV in the corners front and rear.
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Yeah I did get the silicone one. I was unsure if I should get the two piece cork or that I decided that b/c i figured it would seal better. Guess I made the right choice.
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Heck yea! Those 1 piece silicone gaskets are nice!
Good choice.
Let us know how it goes.
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OK. So, I decided to get off the garage floor and took it to my soon to be father inlaws work at a dealership. We were able to remove the oil pan much easier. We changed the rear main seal, painted the pan black and installed a sil. gasket. No leaks so far. Thanks for all the help.
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