Removing an oil pan

Tiny
ELVINC
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  • 2005 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 610,050 MILES
How do I remove an oil pan from a 2005 dodge dakota 4.7L
its loose but not coming off im afrail I damage it how do I remove it
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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 12:52 AM

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Tiny
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2 or 4 wheel drive?

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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2 wheel drive
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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 12:59 AM
Tiny
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PAN-ENGINE OIL

REMOVAL

Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Install engine support fixture (1) special tool # 8534. Do not raise engine at this time.
Remove both left and right side engine mount through bolts.

Remove the structural dust cover.
Drain engine oil.

CAUTION: Only raise the engine enough to provide clearance for oil pan removal. Check for proper clearance at fan shroud to fan and cowl to intake manifold.

Raise engine using special tool (1) # 8534 to provide clearance to remove oil pan.

NOTE: On 4WD vehicles, the front axle must be lowered, to provide clearance for oil pan removal. It is not necessary to remove the front axle from the vehicle, or remove the axle shafts.

For 4WD Vehicles Remove the pinion bracket.
For 4WD Vehicles Disconnect the front driveshaft at the front axle.
For 4WD Vehicles Remove the front axle mounting bolts.
For 4WD Vehicles Lower axle using suitable jack enough to provide clearance to remove oil pan.

NOTE: Do not pry on oil pan or oil pan gasket. Gasket is integral to engine windage tray and does not come out with oil pan.

Remove the oil pan mounting bolts and oil pan.
Unbolt oil pump pickup tube and remove tube.
Inspect the integral windage tray and gasket and replace as needed.

INSTALLATION

Clean the oil pan gasket mating surface of the bed plate and oil pan.
Position the oil pan gasket and pickup tube with new o-ring. Install the mounting bolt and nuts. Tighten bolt and nuts to 28 Nm (20 ft. Lbs.).

Position the oil pan and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 15 Nm (11 ft. Lbs.) In the sequence shown.

Lower the engine into mounts using special tool (1) # 8534.
Install both the left and right side engine mount through bolts. Tighten the bolts to 68 Nm (50 ft. Lbs.).
Remove special tool # 8534.

Install structural dust cover.

NOTE: On 4WD vehicles, the front axle must be lowered, to provide clearance for oil pan removal. It is not necessary to remove the front axle from the vehicle, or remove the axle shafts.

For 4WD Vehicles Raise axle using suitable jack.
For 4WD Vehicles Install the front axle mounting bolts.
For 4WD Vehicles Install the pinion bracket.
For 4WD Vehicles Install the front driveshaft to the front axle.
Fill engine oil.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Start engine and check for leaks.
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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 1:03 AM
Tiny
ELVINC
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Thank you very much
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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 1:15 AM
Tiny
WOLFSDEN515
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  • 1997 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
How do I remove the oil pan, so that I can remove the oil pump and clean the oil pan of sludge?
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1995DODGE
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  • 1995 DODGE DAKOTA
V8 four wheel drive automatic.

How to remove oil pan?
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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See below: Sorry no diagram.

1. Disconnect battery ground cable, then remove oil dipstick.
2. Raise and support vehicle, then drain engine oil.
3. Remove front drive axle, exhaust crossover and transmission lower cover.
4. Remove oil pan and gasket.
5. Reverse procedure to install. Apply in corner of cap and block. Tighten attaching bolts to specifications.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
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MICHAEL RODGERS
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Nobody says anything about the cross-member that is under the oil pan that cannot be removed.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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There is room enough to get the pan out, you may need to pull a motor mount bolt and raise the engine some but it can be removed.
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MGWHIRLWIND
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  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,117 MILES
I want to know how to change an oil pan on a dodge dakota.I really only need a time it may take and if you need to remove the differential to get to it.I will not be doing the job myself
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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NOTE
On 4wd vehicles, the front axle must be removed before the oil pan can be removed.

Remove the front axle from vehicle (described later)
Remove the structural dust cover using sequence shown.
Drain the engine oil and remove oil filter.
Remove the oil pan mounting bolts and oil pan.
Unbolt oil pump pickup tube and remove tube and oil pan gasket from engine.
Clean the oil pan gasket mating surface of the bedplate and oil pan.
Position the oil pan gasket and pickup tube with new o-ring. Install the mounting bolt and nuts.Tighten bolt and nuts to 28 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).
Position the oil pan and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 15 Nm (11 ft.lbs.) in the sequence shown.
Install structural dust cover.
Install oil filter.
Install front axle.
Lower vehicle.
Fill engine oil.
Start engine check for leaks.

Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence" 4.7L engine


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Bedplate bolt tightening sequence" 4.7L engine


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4.7L engine bedplate bolt torque sequence


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FRONT AXLE
Remove the half shaft from vehicle.
Remove the skid plate, if equipped.
Clean the axle seal area.
Remove axle shaft O-ring.
Remove the axle shaft.
Remove the axle shaft seal.
Install the axle shaft bearing remover C-4660-A, or equivalent, in the bearing. Then tighten the nut to spread the remover in the bearing.
Install the bearing remove cup, bearing and nut. Then tighten the nut to draw the bearingout.
Inspect the axle shaft tube bore for roughness and burrs. Remove as necessary.
Wipe the axle shaft tube bore clean.
Install the axle shaft bearing with installer 5063 and handle C-4171, or equivalent.
Install a new axle shaft seal with installer 8402 and handle C-4171, or equivalent.
Install the axle shaft and half shaft.

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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BRNBRNN
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  • 1998 DODGE DAKOTA
We have been working hard to replace the oil pump and we cant get the oil pan off the oil pressure dropped and we changed the oil and checked so we are having so many problems with removing the oil pan any suggestions
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Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 11:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
INDYUKE
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On most trucks you need to unbolt the engine mounts, loosen the trannsmission mounts and jack the engine up four or five inches to get the oil pan out to change the oil pump.

You'll probably have to loosen or unbolt a few things around the engine to get that kind of vertical movement. I know the fan shroud gets in the way. After you have the engine jacked up, drop the oil pan, reach up in and unbolt the oil pump and pickup tube, drop them into the pan and pull the pan out. You won't be able to get the pan out unless you first unbolt the oil pump and pickup tube.

Make sure you put a new oil pan gasket on when you put it back together. Good luck. I hope this helps.
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