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Old 06-10-2003, 09:11 PM
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Hey Cardude, sorry about your pan. Replacing it isn't really that big a deal, but it may be tough if it's a driveway job. To remove the oil pan you need to lower it at the front quite a bit. You also need to raise the engine several inches to allow the rear of the pan to clear the frame. On a lift it's easy. I use screw type jacks at the alternator and the A/C compressor brackets to raise the engine. I can lower the front of the pan more than forty five degrees since the car is six feet off the ground. I'm not sure how I'd do it without the aid of a lift. I'm sure it can be done though. Where there's a will there's a way! Good luck
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