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post #1 of 7 Old 12-08-2002, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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I've checked the previous topics about replacing the rear main seal , the only question I have is do I need to take off the motor mounts to remove the oil pan on an AMC 304 engine? It looks like they are going to be in the way of the pan , but I'm hoping to get away without having to remove the mounts. Thanks!

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-08-2002, 08:46 PM
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assuming it's in a CJ, there should be plenty of room to remove the pan.......

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yes, it's an '83 CJ. It just appears that the ends of the motor mounts extend under the oil pan so that the pan wouldn't drop down freely. I am wondering if I will need to remove the mounts, or if hopefully I can manuever the pan between the mounts. Only reason I ask is because I will do the job myself if I don't have to remove the mounts. BUT if the mounts gotta come out I will take the jeep to a pro to do it , as I am a LOUSY mechanic.
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The mounts do not have to come off, but you will have to loosen them quite a bit. Once they're loose, lift the motor an inch or two and you should be able to maneuver the pan around the mount. good luck.
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Thank you for the reply. your username is right on! If my jeep was any other vehicle I would never have bought it, or I would have surely sold it by now!!! I love it so much though that I'm willing to spend most of my free time and money on it!
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oil pan

I agree with the above, just completed the same thing on my 360. I had to loosen the mounts and lift the engine about 2 inches. After that it took a bit of work but it was better than taking the mounts off.
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Thanks John!
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