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Chrysler Concorde LXi how to remove and replace an oil pan

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how to remove and replace an oil pan on a 2002 chrysler concorde - does the engine need to be lifted
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.

Can I get your VIN number?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.

Give me a few minutes..
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.
ON this engine, you do not have to jack up the engine. THis is very good because you will safe yourself a lot of time on this job. It only calls for 1.4 hours labor to replace this gasket.

Just remove dipstick and tube and drain the engine oil. Raise the vehicle and remove structural collar from rear of oil pan and transmission housing. You may have to remove the oil cooler from the oil pan and disconnect transmission oil cooler line clips before removing the oil pan. Unbolt the bolts and it should pop right out.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

done all that and pan is loose but will not clear cross member and flywheel/ transmision? need extra quarter inch or so!


Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.
Be sure you are not hitting the oil pump pickup...

If this is the case, then you will have to move or pick the motor up. However, in the instructions, you do not have to do this. But they are not always right.. You might be able to just a big pry bar and pry up on the engine to give yourself enough room.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

ihave the car up on ramps - does it need to be on jack stands?

Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.
Well a lift would be ideal... but if you do not have access to a lift, then yes... jack stand might work better. Either way, as long as you can get in there with a big pry bar...
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