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Oil pan gasket

I have a leak at the oil pan and need to replace the gasket (1990 RAM 4x4), I was told I have to pull the motor to do this??? Is that true, must be an easier way, maybe pull the driveshafts, remove trans crossmember, motor mounts and pull up on it a bit? Anybody do this before?
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I have a leak at the oil pan and need to replace the gasket (1990 RAM 4x4), I was told I have to pull the motor to do this??? Is that true, must be an easier way, maybe pull the driveshafts, remove trans crossmember, motor mounts and pull up on it a bit? Anybody do this before?
you'll need to jack up the rear of the engine(place jack over transmission mount), loosen the motor mounts, and simultaneously jack up the front a little bit. I just had mine out, its a daunting task. But it can be done without removing the engine.

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Thanks for the tips on that, the thought of pulling the engine is hardly appealing. I'll wait for warmer weather before diving into it
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I was wondering...could a person remove the front bolt from the springs and lower the front differential enough to drop the pan? Maybe even unbolt the shocks at the diff. What do you guys think?

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TM it would work doing it that way.Tthe problem might be getting the bolts out of the spring eyes. They might be rusted in solid.

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TM it would work doing it that way.Tthe problem might be getting the bolts out of the spring eyes. They might be rusted in solid.
Thanks Phillip. I got this idea when I was replacing the drag link and had trouble on the pitman arm side. I removed the bolt and lowered the differential. In my case it came out very easy. This got me thinking of using this method to remove the oil pan versus lifting the engine. Seems much easier.

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