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Old 06-27-2010, 04:26 PM
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Hi I have a 95 cherokee with the I6. I was wondering I am about to put a lift in, will i still need to use an engine hoist to drop the oil pan or no. Thanks
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:16 PM
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Hi I have a 95 cherokee with the I6. I was wondering I am about to put a lift in, will i still need to use an engine hoist to drop the oil pan or no. Thanks
I drop oil sumps without a hoist all the time - even on stockers! I just jack the front end up to full droop, and maybe use the OEM bottle jack between the axle tube and front subframe if I need any more room.

My 87" with a 3" lift allowed me to pull the pan with all four feet on the ground.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:22 PM
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Thank you so much. Just saved me alot of time and hassel
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what I do or did when I changed the oil pan gasket was pull the motor mounts and pull the bottom shock bolts and hang the front end. Just jacking up the motor without pulling either of those doesn't work. At least for me. Anyway, after pulling that stuff, take a 2 ft 2x4 and use a jack to jack up the motor.( place the wood on the under side of the harmonic balancer and jack it up) that gives you room to pull out the pan and replace it with ease. Another tip is to take tiny rubber o rings and run the pan bolts through the pan and gasket. this will allow you to reinstall the pan with the gasket mocked up to the pan. And you don't have to worry about the gasket moving around and you don't have to undo the oil pump. let me know if you have any questions. i've done three of these oil pan gaskets and have spent less and less time on each of them.
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Thanks!! Im going to try and do it today. Lets hope I dont die from heat exhaustion first!!!
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