The oil pan in my '93 Suburban K1500 4x4 is rusty and leaking. My
repair manual says that I need to disconnect the exhaust from the
manifolds and pull out the front axle. I thought I'd have at it
without doing this, and sure enough the pan is blocked pretty good by
the front axle. Is there a trick to this, or do I have to swallow hard
and pull the front axle out?
Don't you need to pull the motor-mounts and lift the engine a little? I'd
be surprised if you don't. And I would think the starter and oil-filter
would be annoyingly in the way too. Of coarse moving the motor may mean
pulling the fan-cowling which disturbs the radiator, and the distributor
is in the way. Maybe you should consider a junk-yard motor - and keep
the old one for a re-build if you likethe burb. Otherwise $150 junkyard
motor - $50core is a good deal. Paint the new one before you install it -
heat-paint to a few hundered f.
Rob Siegel wrote:
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Are you talking about the truck described in the subject line?
In that case, yes.....you can pull the oil pan without lifting
the engine by pulling the front diff out. On these trucks, you
can have the front diff out or lowered in about 10-15 minutes.
Not really a big deal.
Two wheel drive trucks are easier, the pan will just slide right
out on a small block.
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