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post #1 of 5 Old 04-17-2012, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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03 Liberty Oil Pan Removal Procedure

Hello all, this is my first posting...and thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. I bought my 03 Liberty at an auction last year and it recently started leaking oil from the oil pan which has rusted out badly - layers of the metal are flaking off. The maintenance manual says to remove the engine in order to remove the oil pan. Is there a "less involved" procedure to remove/replace the oil pan without having to remove the engine?

If so, please share the procedure and advise of any precautions / safety steps I should use...thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-17-2012, 06:40 PM
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You either have to pull the engine or support it from above(via engine support bar or cherry picker) and drop the cradle with the front diff,rack&pinion,and front suspension.

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Those are your choices. One of the MANY reasons I sold my liberty. Too bad jeep didn't make them better.

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Oil pan replacement

Hello TKY and Chevy,

Thanks for the feedback...I figured there had to be another way other than removing the engine although I was hoping that the alternative wouldn't be this involved. Looks like I have my work cut-out for me...thanks again for the info.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-22-2012, 06:11 PM
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It can be changed in the jeep.If you pull the diff you don't have to pull the engine.

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