It's mostly Fords that need the engine raised to remove the oil pan. Yours might require removal of the front engine mount and starter, but that's about all.
Oil pan bolts are torqued to:
2.5L: 105 inch pounds
3.0 L: 50 inch pounds
3.3L: 105 inch pounds
If you don't have an inch pound torque wrench, use common sense; these are small bolts, and the 3.0L engine block is aluminum. The only gasket you'll find is in the aftermarket world. Chrysler and their techs use gasket sealer, no gaskets. I like the Mopar gray stuff myself because it will seal even if there is a film of oil on the pan or block surface. If you use the Mopar black RTV sealer, both surfaces MUST be dry and free of any oil residue or it won't seal in that spot and it will leak. The black stuff stays more rubbery and is easy to clean off next time. The gray gets harder and will need a wire wheel to clean it all off next time.
Monday, September 14th, 2009 AT 10:46 PM