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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2000, 03:02 AM
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Oil pan will not come lose.

I can not get my oil pan on my 894.2 yj to come off. I have taken out all the bolts around the bottom of the pan. are there any other bolts that I may be missing.. I've tryed to beat it off, pry it off and swearing at it to get it to come off ( alot a swearing ), but it wont come off. Only about 1/4 of 5the front right side is lose. Any Ideas.... Thanks...

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Re: Oil pan will not come lose.

Make sure you have all of the little bolts across the front out. 2 larger ones on the very corners. They may be caked with crud and you can't see them. Is the rear loose? Same thing on that end.

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Re: Oil pan will not come lose.

The OE gasket can be one heck of a pain to remove the pan on older 4.2s, 5.9s and 4.0s. Sometimes it helps to hammer in a thin blade, such as on old steak knife, every 3-4 inches or so along the pan rail to help loosen it up. Carefully lay the blade parallel to the pan rail and tap it into the gasket to cut it. Then give the pan a few whacks with a rubber mallot to loosen it. Be sure to straighten the pan rail before reusing it, or replace it with a new one.
If you don't have a new gasket yet, I'd recommend the new style silicone/ steel reinforced reusable factory gasket that is used on the newer 4.0s. Also, check for rust between the skid plate and the bottom of the old oil pan, one hit on a rock and you could cause a leak here. Hope this helps, good luck!

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Re: Oil pan will not come lose.

they are very hard to get off ....mine was a real bear even out of the jeep on an engine stand...steak kinfe may work ....I used a 1 1/2" spackeling knife /scraper and some spray on gasket solvent ...pry open what you can and spray some more in there....It bubbeled up when sprayed on..... and a good hammer ....maybe it was just the cussin...
guess thats why they leak from every place else but the pan gasket LOL
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Re: Oil pan will not come lose.

Gee, I dont know....if you were swearing at it and that didn't work...well..then I'm all out of ideas!

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Re: Oil pan will not come lose.

Thanks all. A really big screwdriver and hamer did the trick... Never thought a little 2 hour job would take 2 days.... That's jeep life for you.... Thanks


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