Engine Oil Pan Removal

Tiny
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  • FORD F-150

How do I remove the oil pan in my 1998 Ford F-150 V6 4.2 Liter. I need your help can you please give me instructions and step by step diagrams please? I love this site.

THANKS!

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 10:15 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

You must raise the engine up to get the pan out. Here is a safe way to raise the truck

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

The best way is to jack up the engine so that you can unbolt it from the bottom and have enough room between the engine block and the crossmember to remove it.

Disconnect the exhaust, unbolt the engine mounts, unbolt (or at least loosen and back off) the transmission mounting nuts, unbolt the fan shroud and drape it over the fan, (can't really get it out unless you remove the fan as well) and then some models require you to remove a few components on top of the engine so that you are able to jack the engine up the necessary five or six inches to clear the crossmember.

You can then unbolt the oil pan, reach in, unbolt the oil pump and pickup tube, drop those into the pan and haul the pan out of there. I hope this helps.

Don't forget to drain the oil beforehand.

Here are some guides from the repair manual (below)

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
LCPLMATT
  • 1915 FORD F-150

I have an 01 ford f150 4x4 with a 5.4 v8 and 80,000 miles. I need to change out the oil pan but have heard to drop it out you have to jack the engine up being that the front of the oil pan almosts rests on the front diferential and can not drop out. Is this true or is there and easier way to drop this pan out.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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That is true. You must unbolt the engine mounts, loosen the transmission mounts and jack up the engine about five to six inches. Also I think the starter needs to be removed.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JWOOD60379
  • 2001 FORD F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford F-150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles

How hard is it to replace the oil pan seal. I have had the rear main seal replaced and the the shop says that I need to replace the oil pane seals.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It's a 2-3 hour job but much easier if you have a lift. You will also need an engine support tool.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MYFORD95
  • 1995 FORD F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Is it neccesary to pull the motor on a 1995 f150 5.0 to remove the oil pan? What is the easiest route to go?

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

See text for sump removal.

mark (mhpautos)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_1_35.jpg

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MO123456
  • 1992 FORD F-150

1992 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

how do you remove the oil pan to change the oil pan gasket

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there, oil pan R&R instructions.

mark (mhpautos)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_Capture_13.jpg

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KELLYFULLER6
  • 2001 FORD F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150, 00 miles

how much should I have to pay to replace oil pan? Was quoted $60.00 for parts and $600.00 for labor

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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That's a pretty average estimate for your vehicle's oil pan and gasket replacement..


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_892.jpg

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SHAWNBOBBIE
  • 1995 FORD F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 139000 miles

My oil dip stick broke off at the oil pan is it hard to replace? What does it take to fix it? I need to drive it for work will anything happen if I need to get the money to repair it what will happen if anything if I drive it

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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THey are easy to replace. They simply are bolted to the engine block. Once the bolt is removed, it will pull out. There is an o-ring where it pushes back into the engine. If it is broken, just check to make sure nothing is leaking from it when you run the engine. That is the worst thing that could happen.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EWINFREY
  • 1994 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • RWD
  • MANUAL
  • 225,000 MILES

I raised motor put blocks under motor mounts, its high enough to get pan out but cant get it past transmission housing. I removed the oil pump pick up line still cant clear trans. Housing. I raised the transmission up also, removed trans. Mount but not enough. Is there another option other than removing transmission

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Welcome to our world. This is one of Ford's poorer designs. It's real common for the pans to rust through, and to add insult to injury, when doing this on their rear-wheel-drive cars, you can damage wiper motors, and in some cases, distributors, by raising the engine.

Instead of just removing the oil pickup tube, unbolt the entire pump. Just let the parts drop into the pan. I've watched students struggle with this project many times, and that always seems to work.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:27 PM (Merged)
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SQUIRRLY STERLY
  • 1994 FORD F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

what do you have to do to change the oil pan in a 1994 ford f150 5.0 liter 4 wheel drive?

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 2:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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OIL PAN
Removal
Remove fan shroud.
Remove upper intake manifold.
Remove front engine mount-to-frame nuts and raise engine.
On A/T models, disconnect oil cooler lines from radiator.
Disconnect exhaust pipes from exhaust manifold.
Drain engine oil.
Support transmission and remove transmission crossmember. Remove oil pan bolts and lower oil pan.
Remove oil pump bolts and pick-up tube nut.
Lower oil pump assembly into pan.
Remove oil pan from vehicle.

Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure. Apply silicone sealant at front and rear corners of oil pan surface and cylinder block, and where timing chain cover meets cylinder block. To install remaining components, reverse removal procedure.

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