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Have you removed the bolts for the oil pickup?
Which engine is this?
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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?
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?
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Let me know what you are seeing so I can help
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?
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The oil pump is around the front end of the crankshaft, the tube is bolted to the bottom of that area.
You can see the tube mount in this picture of the bottom of the engine, it has a single bolt
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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?
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?