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Old 07-11-2011, 06:34 PM
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Default Ford work instructions to replace oil pan 3.0 4x4

HI all,

When I was at the Ford dealer last to get a new radiator support I asked what the torque spec was for the oil pan bolts and the lady was nice enough to print out the work instructions for changing the oil pan.

They are good except you don't need to remove the flexplate/ flywheel. You may, as in my case, have to loosen the transmission bolts and take a pry bar and move it back a half inch or so for the pan to clear the bell housing dust shield. Mine got wedged b/n the dust shield and the back of the oil pump.

The quick version is: Drop the front diff, remove the starter, loosen bolts on transmission and move it back a little, remove pan bolts and the pan.

The work instructions give the tightening sequence...which might be helpful.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:53 AM
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That is surprising she gave ya that much info.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:07 PM
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is this the same for a 1997 ranger?
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:09 PM
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i cant read those lol make em bigger!
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:37 AM
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i cant read those lol make em bigger!
save them to ur desktop then open them up in ur picture viewer then u will be able to make them bigger (should be a magnifying glass with a + in the middle).
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:06 AM
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save them to ur desktop then open them up in ur picture viewer then u will be able to make them bigger (should be a magnifying glass with a + in the middle).
Yes. So, click on the thumbnail image to view the large one. Then right click on the large image and select "Save Image As" and save it somewhere. Then you can open in on your desktop on magnify it.

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is this the same for a 1997 ranger?
I believe that the 2WD has a welded in crossmember under the oil pan that requires you to lift the engine to replace the pan...unless yours has the torsion bar suspension which, I think, was a later model option.

So to answer your question, no, not the same for your truck.

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And just a note, I spent the extra money, about $60 total, for the metal reinforced pan gasket (Fel-Pro), the rubber one seemed too cheap.

My pan gasket wasn't leaking, the pan rusted out around the drain plug and was leaking.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:51 AM
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I am getting ready to replace my pan. Now the instructions say nothing about removing the axles. Can this job be accomplished by only dropping the diff and not removing the axles?

Thank you guys in advance
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:56 AM
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I am getting ready to replace my pan. Now the instructions say nothing about removing the axles. Can this job be accomplished by only dropping the diff and not removing the axles?

Thank you guys in advance
I believe so. The work instructions say to unbolt the diff and drop it for a few inches clearance. A few inches is plenty in the front, the problem you run into is in the back if you try to leave the trans bolted. The pan can get wedged b/n the trans dust shield and the oil pump. So, be prepared to loosen the trans bolts and slide the trans back a little for clearance. Not a huge thing, more just irritating that it can't be simple.Don't forget to put the gasket sealer on the corners
of the block as shown in the picture or you might get a leak.

Good Luck.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:58 PM
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I believe so. The work instructions say to unbolt the diff and drop it for a few inches clearance. A few inches is plenty in the front, the problem you run into is in the back if you try to leave the trans bolted. The pan can get wedged b/n the trans dust shield and the oil pump. So, be prepared to loosen the trans bolts and slide the trans back a little for clearance. Not a huge thing, more just irritating that it can't be simple.Don't forget to put the gasket sealer on the corners
of the block as shown in the picture or you might get a leak.

Good Luck.
Thank you very much
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