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Need Help with pan removal.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by da0023, May 16, 2009.

  1. da0023

    da0023 [OP] The One, The Only

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    hey guys. i tried to replace my oil pan gasket today. there is just one problem. once you get all the bolts out, how do you actually seperate the pan from the bottom of the block. i got to aggravated at it, so i just put the bolts back and quit. but come next oil change I want to know how to get that motha off. any suggestions?:confused:
     
  2. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    if its stuck on with the old gasket.......just get a small pry bar or flat tip screwdriver and GENTLY,VERY EASILY pry out between the block and the pan. when it starts to drop, most of the time you can just pull and it'll separate the rest of the way.
     
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    get a rubber mallet and hit it soft but firm a coupple of times around it and then get a pry bar and do like tacomaman said
     
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    stick with the flathead... not a pry bar! too much torque on the thin pan with a pry bar. a flathead is sufficient and is small enough to get in the tight spaces. i am definitely 100% supporting what tacomaman said!
     
  5. da0023

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    i was going to try a screwdriver and pry on it. but i was kind of hesitant b/c i have heard so many people say that it might ruin the lip of the pan, which would be bad news. i wanted to consult with the professionals before i go any further. now that i got good info., at my next oil change i will definitely replace. thanks guys. :thumbsup:
     
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    no prob gunny.
     
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    Tie a chain around it and the other end to a tree and then put it in reverse and slam on the gas pedal. If it dosent come off that way I dont kknow what to tell you. Oh yeah before any one gets upset with my advice be sure to use a torque wrench.
     
  8. da0023

    da0023 [OP] The One, The Only

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    damn, ya'll texans know how to get a job done.:D
     
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    It's not removing the oil pan from the block as much as removing the pan from underneath all together. I'm reading my manual and it says that you have to remove front steering stabilizer, exhaust from manifold, remove cross member, ac compressor and alternator. Looks like an all day job.
     
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