You may have to turn the crank over to slide the pan out, like where as little of the crank is sticking out of the block as possible. Here are proper instructions.
Removal┬ ("T"┬ Series┬ Pickup, ┬ Jimmy┬ &┬ Sonoma┬ 4WD)
Disconnect battery. Remove engine oil dipstick and accessory drive belt splash shield. Raise and support vehicle. Drain┬ crankcase. Remove front axle shield and transfer case shield. Remove brake line clips from crossmember.
Remove second crossmember. Remove converter hanger bolts and exhaust pipe clamp from converter.
Disconnect┬ exhaust┬ pipes┬ from┬ manifolds.┬ Slide┬ exhaust┬ pipe┬ rearward. Disconnect┬ front┬ drive┬ shaft┬ from differential.
Remove┬ flywheel┬ cover.┬ Remove┬ starter┬ motor. Remove idler arm to frame bolts. Remove differential housing mounting bolts from bracket (right side) and frame (left side).
Move┬ differential┬ housing┬ forward.┬ Remove┬ front┬ engine mount through bolts. Raise and support engine. Remove oil┬ pan┬ bolts, oil pan and gasket.
Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM