I have a 1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0 that I keep as a work truck. The last year, I have developed a small leak around the oil pan which is beginning to ruin my new driveway. I had planned to replace the oil pan gasket myself.
However, in reading some of the available information, it appears the common perception is that I would need to raise the motor to do so.
In taking a quick look underneath, I don't see anything from preventing me dropping the pan once I remove all the bolts.
What am I missing?
have the same problem?
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 AT 8:44 PM