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Trying to get oil pan off 2002 dodge 1500 2 wheel drive

Customer Question

trying to get oil pan off 2002 dodge 1500*****.Have removed oil pan bolts, exhaust system. cross member, flywheel shield ,but oil pan will only drop about 1 inch .What must I do to get it off.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

Have you removed the bolts for the oil pickup?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Which engine is this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

No ????

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have dodge 1500 2002 pick up with 4.7 engine you gave me no answer just took my money and did not answer any of my questions
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Now that you have placed your deposit and answered what engine you have I can help you.

To remove the pan you will need to raise the engine enough to put wood blocks between the engine mounts and the frame mounts.

Would you like to see the service procedure to remove the pan?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the blocks are in place the oil pan will only drop about 1 inch it has plenty of room , but acts as if some thing is holding inside
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i would like to have proceedure
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Usually what holds it inside is the oil pickup, if you have the bolts out of the pickup tube have you pulled the tube out of the oil pump and let it fall to the bottom of the pan?

I will get the procedure for you

Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Click here for procedure

Let me know what you are seeing so I can help

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where are the bolts located holding the pick up tube
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

If you have the pan down an inch you should be able to see the two bolts at the front of the pan under the pump. I thought you said you had removed them in your first reply?

Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Wendell, are you still with me?

If you have no more questions please complete the process of rating me. The deposit you placed does not pay me for my time the rating does.

Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
looked at the front of oil pan after lowering 1 inch can see pick up tube ,but no bolts
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the pick up tube attached to the bottom of oil pan
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what or where are the bolts located
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

The oil pump is around the front end of the crankshaft, the tube is bolted to the bottom of that area.

Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

You can see the tube mount in this picture of the bottom of the engine, it has a single bolt

Click here for picture

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What size bolt and what do you use to take it out
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

I don't know the sizes of bolts, I have a tool box parked next to the vehicle and grab what fits. I believe it is a 12 mm and I use a flex head gear wrench. Did you find the tube and bolt?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yues but cant get to the bolt with wrench
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Depends on the wrench, you might have to tip the pan to get enough room. As I posted a flex head wrench is used to break it loose then it will turn out by hand.

Can you post a picture of what you are seeing?

Did you note that my FIRST reply answered your question about why the pan would not come down?