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Looking to see if its possibe to remove the oil pan on my 03

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looking to see if its possibe to remove the oil pan on my 03 Ram 3500 cummins 5.9
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
can i remove my oil pan on my 2003 Ram 3500 cummins 5.9L while in vehicle..
Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 1 month ago.

so you can do it and here are the steps

  1. Open the hood.
  2. Disconnect the battery negativecables.
  3. Remove the intake air assembly.
  4. Remove the radiator shroud retaining bolts.
  5. Installengine support fixture # 8534B.
  6. Raise and support thevehicle.


  7. Drain the engine oil
  8. Loosen the front engine mount bolts.
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Use the engine support fixture #8534B to raise engineout of the front mounts.
  11. Remove the engine oil dipstick.
  12. Raise and support the vehicle.
  13. Remove oil pan bolts, break the pan to block seal, and lower pan slightlyand remove oil suction tube fasteners.
  14. Remove oil panand suction tube.
  15. Remove the 2 bolts from the front ofthe engine block stiffener.
  16. Remove the oil pan.
Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 1 month ago.

Let me know if you have any other questions, if not....

Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 1 month ago.

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