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easy way to remove oil pan from 1989 ford bronco 11 ...

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easy way to remove oil pan from 1989 ford bronco 11 2.9 engineXXXXX
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  lostrider replied 9 years ago.
Hi john, there really isn't an easy way to remove the oil pan. the easiest way that I have found and the way I do it is to remove the transmission, unbolt the motor mount on the drivers side and jack the engine up enough to place a 2x4 block under it, then unbolt the pan.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
cant i lift moter high enough to replace oil pump
Expert:  lostrider replied 9 years ago.

Still have to remove the oil pan to access the pump, this is the way the book says to remove the oil pan.

  1. Raise hood and cover fenders.
  2. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  3. Remove air intake tube.
  4. Remove fan shroud and position over fan.
  5. Remove distributor cap, position forward of dash panel.
  6. Remove distributor and cover bore opening.
  7. Remove nuts attaching engine front insulators to crossmember.
  8. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  9. Drain engine crankcase.
  10. Remove transmission fluid filter tube and plug pan hole (automatic transmission only).
  11. Remove engine oil filter element.
  12. Disconnect muffler inlet pipe(s).
  13. Disconnect oil cooler bracket and lower (if so equipped).
  14. Remove starter motor.
  15. Position out of way, transmission oil cooler lines (if so equipped).
  16. Disconnect front stabilizer bar, if so equipped, and position forward.
  17. Position jack under engine and raise engine to install wooden blocks between front insulator mounts and No. 2 crossmember.
  18. Lower engine onto blocks and remove jack.
  19. Remove oil pan attaching bolts.
  20. Lower oil pan assembly.
  21. Remove oil pump and pickup tube assembly (attached to bearing cap) and lower into oil pan.
  22. Remove crankcase baffle.
  23. Remove oil pan assembly.


  1. Clean gasket surfaces on engine and oil pan.
  2. Apply sealer to the timing chain cover T-joint and a small amount to the groove in the rear main bearing (to improve seating of the oil pan gasket).
  3. Carefully fit the gasket over the six studs on the cylinder block, insert ends into grooves and align gasket.

Tighten Oil Pan Bolts

  1. With oil pump and pickup tube assembly positioned in oil pan, install oil pump. Next, install crankcase baffle and then install oil pan. Be sure gasket forms an airtight seal. Tighten pan bolts to specifications in sequence shown.
  2. Position jack under engine and raise engine to remove wooden blocks.
  3. Lower engine and remove jack.
  4. Install starter motor.
  5. Connect muffler inlet pipe(s) if removed during oil pan removal.
  6. Connect front stabilizer bar, if so equipped, and tighten attaching bolts to specification.
  7. Reposition transmission oil cooler lines.
  8. Connect cooler bracket (if so equipped).
  9. Install new engine oil filter element.
  10. Unplug transmission oil pan and install oil filler tube (automatic transmission only).
  11. Lower vehicle.
  12. Install nuts attaching engine front insulators to crossmember and tighten to specification.
  13. Install distributor assembly and cap.
  14. Position fan shroud in place and install and tighten attaching screws to specification.
  15. Fill engine crankcase with specified amount of oil and transmission with specified amount of fluid.
  16. Connect battery negative cable.
  17. START engine, allow to run until NORMAL operating temperature and check for oil or fluid leaks.
  18. Verify ignition timing is set to specification.
  19. Turn engine OFF.
  20. Install air intake tube.
  21. Remove fender covers and close hood.


Removal and Installation
  1. Remove oil pan as described inOIL PAN.
  2. Remove oil pickup screen and oil pump attaching bolts, then the oil pump and pump driveshaft.
  3. Reverse procedure to install. Ensure oil pump is primed before installation.


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