Oil pan removal

mastercamper

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Nov 18, 2006
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Erwin TN
03 Disco seeping oil around a bolt on passenger side got a new gasket.

Will tho oil pan drop right out? Seems pretty straight forward

Thanks
Eric
 

ben marsico

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Apr 24, 2013
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Lexington KY
I remove the steering (I think it’s called drag line) to drop it down. I tried once without removing and didn’t seem like you could get it out without doing this....might be some British aluminum origami I don’t know about though.
 

jprover2

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Apr 8, 2017
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Birmingham,Al
Two years ago, I removed my oil pan with only the crossmember behind the front axle removed. At that time I had a 2 in lift and the vehicle was up on a two post lift. I did have to maneuver it around the oil pickup, but it wasn't impossible.
 

special ed

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Apr 11, 2012
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Elsinore
Jack the car up on the frame so the front axle droops, remove crossmember, discard in trash can :) and pan will drop down and out. Crossmember bolt head can strip out easily and sometimes have to be cut off.