2001 Dodge Dakota oil pan

Tiny
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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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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 9:44 PM

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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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