1998 Isuzu Rodeo



April, 6, 2011 AT 7:29 PM

I'm trying to take off this oil pan to reseal it on a 98 rodeo 3.2L V6 engine and this pan is not comming off even after I took off every possible bolt and nut. What is holding it in?


1 Answer



April, 6, 2011 AT 7:42 PM


Disconnect battery ground cable.
Drain engine oil.
Lift vehicle by supporting the frame.
Remove front wheels.
Remove oil level dipstick from level gauge tube.
Remove stone guard.
Remove radiator under fan shroud.
Remove suspension cross member fixing bolts, 2 pieces each per side and remove suspension cross member.
Remove pitman arm and relay lever assembly, using the J-29107 remover, remove pitman arm from the steering unit and remove four fixing bolts for relay lever assembly.
Remove axle housing assembly four fixing bolts from housing isolator side and mounting bolts from wheel side. At this time support the axle with a garage jack and remove axle housing assembly.
Remove oil pan fixing bolts.

Remove oil pan, using J-37228 sealer cutter, remove oil pan.
Remove crankcase fixing bolts.

Remove crankcase, using J-37228 sealer cutter, remove crankcase.
NOTE: Do not deform or damage the flange of oil pan and crankcase.

Replace the oil pan and/or crankcase if deformed or damaged.

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