Mechanics

CADILLAC DEVILLE ENGINE PROBLEM

1992 Cadillac Deville • 135,000 miles

How do you jack the motor up on a 1992 Cadillac Deville. I just need a few inches of room. The motor sits sideways on this car. Which is a pain. I only have a 2 ton floor jack and I have a 4x4 wood. So that is no problem. Thanks.
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Sean03
November 15, 2012.



Unbolt the engine mounts, wood on the jack and lift on the oil pan

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Nov 15, 2012.
Ok thanks that helped a lot.

Tiny
Sean03
Nov 15, 2012.
I would not recommend jacking up the engine that way since it might damage the oil pan or cause it to leak I could be wrong but I dont think that any oil pan is designed to support the weight of an engine. It would be much better to secure the engine with chains, and rent a engine hoist to raise the engine, also at that time the spark plugs at the rear of that sideways mounted engine can be replaced as well

Tiny
Gascap
Dec 9, 2012.