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Old May 6th, 2019, 16:26
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Oil Pan Removal

on my 1990 cherokee, lifted 5.5 inches, I need to remove the oil pan (oil dip stick tube broke off flush, need to hammer it out from inside, already tried bolt extractors on it, stuck tight)
Anyway the factory manuals tells me I need to disconnect the exhaust pipe from manifold, remove starter, disconnect motor mounts, and raise engine to get the pan off.

I appear to have plenty of clearance between the pan and axle as the jeep is lifted 5.5 inches Do I still need to remove the exhaust pipe from manifold if I dont need to raise the motor?

I am hoping to not have to mess with the exhaust and its very rust bolts. Will someone who has done this on a raised jeep let me know?

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Old May 6th, 2019, 17:36
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Re: Oil Pan Removal

I removed the pan on my '90 to change the oil pump and and rear main seal. I did not have to touch the top end. IIRC the only challenge I ran into was that the pan wouldn't drop enough to clear the axle but it sounds like the lift should take care of that for you. In my case the answer was to lift the transmission a bit to create enough space to get the pan to clear.


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Old May 6th, 2019, 18:23
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Re: Oil Pan Removal

Just did mine on my 01 with 5" lift. Didn't have to remove anything besides the pan itself.
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Old May 6th, 2019, 18:40
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Re: Oil Pan Removal

I think I had to remove the starter on mine, but not the exhaust, nor the motor mounts.

I am only at about 3" of lift.
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Old May 17th, 2019, 17:23
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Oil Pan Removal

At 4.5 inches on a 98. Pan came out without removing anything

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Re: Oil Pan Removal

I dropped the pan on a stock 95 XJ by just supporting the jeep on the "frame", taking off the tires and letting the axle droop, removing the starter and taking off one large bolt/nut on the bottom driver's side of the flexplate cover/bellhousing. It lightly drug on the axle but still came out.
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Re: Oil Pan Removal

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I dropped the pan on a stock 95 XJ by just supporting the jeep on the "frame", taking off the tires and letting the axle droop, removing the starter and taking off one large bolt/nut on the bottom driver's side of the flexplate cover/bellhousing. It lightly drug on the axle but still came out.

X2 on this, I'm lifted, but if you can support the frame and droop the axle as much as possible your good to go.
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