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  2003 Dodge Ram oil pan removal - Posted: 02-09-2005, 06:49 PM
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Hello,

I am trying to remove the oil pan on my 2003 Dodge Ram and have removed all the bolts and the torque converter cover and the oil pan will not come off. There is something inside holding it and I am lost as to what it is or how to get it loose. Help! I need my truck in the morning and need to get the pan off tonight. Thanks in advance for any help.

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 Posted: 02-09-2005, 06:52 PM
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The pan wont budge at all?
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 Posted: 02-09-2005, 06:56 PM
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It will drop down a quarter to half inch and will move from side to side but will not come out.
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 Posted: 02-09-2005, 07:00 PM
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are you hitting the pickup screen/tube?
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Haven't had the pan off of that model but previous experience would say you might have the pickup tube hanging up on the bottom of the sump.
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5.0 degrees at 6000 RPM
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 Posted: 02-09-2005, 07:02 PM
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What engine do you have (I'm trying to locate it on my Service Manual CD)
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If you have a 4.7, the manual is calling for special tool #8534 to raise the engine to clear the oil pan. DO NOT Pry on the Oil Pan, the gasket is part of the windage tray and isnt part of the oil pan.
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 Posted: 02-09-2005, 07:10 PM
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It is a 4.7. So I can't remove the pan myself?
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 Posted: 02-09-2005, 07:15 PM
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Oh yea, I already pryed it. Did I mess up bad?
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You just need a special tool. The dealer probably sells it. You have to unbolt the engine mounts and crossmember to lower the pan. I would put everything back together, and wait till the weekend, or day off. The manual says to put the bolts back in the same holes (tighten to 105 in.-lbs).
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  oil pan removal - Posted: 02-09-2005, 07:22 PM
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Here is an attached file from the CD Manual.
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 Posted: 02-09-2005, 07:24 PM
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Thanks for the help!
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The pan is that tough to remove
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Haven't tried it myself, but it don't make sense to have to raise the engine a little to drop a simple pan. I guess that's how DC make$ more $$ at the $tealership!
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I will find out shortly and let you know.

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What are you doing on itthat requires pan removal
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The SRT needs to have the engine unbolted and jacked up to remove the pan too....
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Thanks so much for the help. I got it done and you don't have to raise the engine. Seperating the pan from the windage tray was tough but once that was done, the pan came out easy.

Thanks again!
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 Posted: 02-10-2005, 05:15 AM
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Thanks so much for the help. I got it done and you don't have to raise the engine. Seperating the pan from the windage tray was tough but once that was done, the pan came out easy.

Thanks again!
Tim, why are you doing this?
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 Posted: 02-10-2005, 11:31 PM
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120k miles and some sludge in the oil pan that needed cleaning.
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