post #1 of Old 08-26-2012, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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how to remove 5.2L oil pan

i have been spending the past few hours trying to drop my oil pan on my 94 5.2L ZJ. i removed all the bolts to the pan, dropped the exhaust, starter, removed engine mount bolts and raised the engine up a bit but still feels like it is getting caught up on something at the back end. My oil pan does not have the low oil sensor. the pan is hanging about 3 inches down but just can weasel it all the way off... any advice or tips??? Thanks

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post #2 of Old 08-26-2012, 09:39 PM
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I think the sump filter hangs down low enough that it's not going to come out while the engine is still in the Jeep. That wonderful cross member is going to screw you.

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post #3 of Old 08-26-2012, 09:50 PM
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I ended up dropping my trans cross member to get the oil pan out when I did rear main and oil pump. But I still had to drop the front suspension to get the pan out.
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post #4 of Old 08-26-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up dropping my trans cross member to get the oil pan out when I did rear main and oil pump. But I still had to drop the front suspension to get the pan out.
I also dropped the trans cross member and jacked up the jeep so the suspension is hanging. the pan drops about 3 inches then gets caught up on something, still has an inch and a half before it hits the front axel. and it seems like it is the sump pump that it is caught up on... looks like i may have to try to replace the gasket without fully removing the pan.... sucks, i wanted to clean the pan out real good.
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post #5 of Old 08-26-2012, 10:26 PM
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It is possible but it's a real PITA. IIRC I dropped the exhaust and trans crossmember and jacked up the Jeep to full droop and managed to wiggle it out. It took many, many different attempts to find the perfect way to wriggle it free.

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