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Old 03-24-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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I am replacing my oil pan gasket.

That bracket that is bolted on the right side of the oil pan.. Is it an actual motor mount? How do you get that off??

I started turning the two bolts that bolt it to the pan and I can tell there is pressure/weight where that bracket bolts to the pan. What'* the correct way to get bracket assembly off?

Thanks.. Patrick
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The fsm is calling that the Torque Converter Cover. Does that sound right? Renoval of the torque converter cover is the first step in the procedure for the Oil Pan replacement. There are two bolts that secure the right engine mount bracket that appear to attach to the oil pan right side.
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The fsm is calling that the Torque Converter Cover. Does that sound right? Renoval of the torque converter cover is the first step in the procedure for the Oil Pan replacement. There are two bolts that secure the right engine mount bracket that appear to attach to the oil pan right side.
Yeah, but those two bolts going to the oil pan are to a huge bracket that appears to support the front of the engine..??.??. It feels like that it has the weight on the engine on it. Maybe not.. When I loosen those bolts, they turn like that bracket is really pulling on them.. Just didn't feel right so I snugged them back down.

Just making sure I am not fixing to cause a problem here.
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I checked at AllData, and they simply state to remove that bracket. There was no mention of having to support the engine. Here'* the link if you're interested.

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I checked at AllData, and they simply state to remove that bracket. There was no mention of having to support the engine. Here'* the link if you're interested.

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Yeah, I saw that. BUT, if you go look in alldatadiy about how to remove that right engine mount bracket, it says to support the engine. Has anyone of you changed your oil pan gasket? Did those two bolts come out "tightly" like that??
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Sorry, no. I've not had to replace that gasket, yet. (Looks for some wood to knock on). If in doubt, I'd think supporting the engine and transmission with a block of wood on top of a jack onto the transmission pan should support things well enough.
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Sorry, no. I've not had to replace that gasket, yet. (Looks for some wood to knock on). If in doubt, I'd think supporting the engine and transmission with a block of wood on top of a jack onto the transmission pan should support things well enough.
Yeah, except there isn't hardly any place to do that. The oil pan makes up then entire lower part of the engine. Only thing on the engine I could pick out is the accessory bracket for the A/C compressor.

Hopefully someone who has done this will chime in. Like to get some real world experience here.. Patrick..
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Yeah, but those two bolts going to the oil pan are to a huge bracket that appears to support the front of the engine..??.??. It feels like that it has the weight on the engine on it.
Patrick, This is true. To be on the safe side, I would ease a floor jack with wood block up to that A/C bracket for support while removing those two bolts. There is a third fastener (in proximity to the water pump) that locates that right engine bracket to the engine that you do not want to place undue strain on while the other two bolts are out. I don't recall too many members if any that have removed the oil pan on a 00+. But perhaps someone has, and will chime in soon.
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You mean these two bolts? They're probably loaded in shear and need the weight taken off of them.



That bracket apparently attaches to this engine mount.

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You mean these two bolts? They're probably loaded in shear and need the weight taken off of them.

That bracket apparently attaches to this engine mount.
Yep, that'* them. All I can figure is to put a block under the A/C compressor mount and use a jack to get weight off this side of the motor. Then take the one single bolt loose near the front wheel, and see if the weight is indeed off that bracket. If so, I can then continue on.. This job sounded so easy at first..??!!??
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