'97 4.6L oil pan gasket

05-01-2015, 02:44 PM
What does it take to pull the oil pan on a '97 F150 w/ 4.6L and 4R70W? I checked into Auto Zone's repair help and it states to just unbolt it from the block and remove it. I looked under the truck and it doesn't appear that there is sufficient clearance to remove the pan without raising the engine/trans. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Rob

05-01-2015, 10:04 PM
Just found out from a member of another forum that the factory service manual states to raise the engine. :headshake That's not going to happen until it becomes a problem. Thought I'd do it as a gesture of kindness since I'm already under the truck replacing transmission and power steering lines that are disintegrating, but not for that kind of headache on a rust bucket MI truck.

05-17-2015, 02:37 AM
Get an engine hoist (2.5T) Capability, and loosen the transmission from the engine, and keep it raised, thats how I worked on my buddies 96'.

Of course take the engine mounts loose.

It's time consuming, but, gave me some alone time with a beautiful truck.

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