Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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What kind of repair are you needing to do? Are you needing to replace the pan gasket or the whole pan?
If you were just replacing the pan gasket there is a way to sneak the gasket out without removing the pan. If you are needing to remove the pan though, there isn't an easy way to go about it.
With the engine being so close to the crossmember, the length of the pan and the lack of clearance you have to remove the bellhousing adapter plate from the back of the block to get the pan all the way out. The trans will have to be removed, and then the bellhousing adapter removed from the back of the engine. Then you can remove the pan bolts and drop it down, reach up into the pan and remove the oil pump pickup tube. Then you can remove the pan and tube from the engine together.