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Old 10-18-2006, 10:26 PM
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I'm needing to replace the oil pan gasket and in Haynes it says the motor mount needs to be removed. However,it says in another chapter that you need to support the motor with a block of wood under the oil pan. How do you guys take off the oil pan? Is there a way to get it off without removing motor mounts?
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:50 PM
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what year you have?
Edit : have to have a 96-99 huh
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front motor mount bracket does need to be removed.....if your careful and your other mounts are good, then you dont have to support the engine....but the motor will swing back a little when you take off the mount....or support it under the trans
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Just support it with a jackstand or another jack.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:27 AM
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Sorry, it's a 95 SOHC. So there's another spot on the engine that I can support it from other than the oil pan?
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The tranny.
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are you sure your looking at the manual right i thought on a 95 you didnt have to take the mount off just the oil pan bolts...i could be wrong though
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in order to get all the oil pan bolts off you wave to remove the mount bracket.....since there is one or two bolts back there
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use the E brake or block the wheels to hold it still, take off the front mount and all the pan bolts, you dont have to support it with anything, the 2 side mounts hold it up just fine, they hold it in the car now, all the front one does is keep it from flipping over when you accelerate,
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So support from the tranny pan then?
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if you want to support it then yes.....from the tranny
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So support from the tranny pan then?
With a wooden block in between.
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i just use a jack stand.....if i choose to support it, which i usually dont
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I just replaced the oil pan in my daughter's '95 2.0 SOHC Neon. Here's what I did after I raised and properly supported the car:

1. Drained the oil and removed oil filter.
2. Supported engine under trans body, not the pan, closer to the front of the trans, with jack and a block of wood. This helps to keep bolts from binding.
3. Removed 3 - 18mm hex head bolts that go through the bracket into transmission and the 2 - 15mm hex head bolts that go through the bracket to the engine. They turned with my fingers because I supported the trans. Without the support, I would have had to wrench them all the way out.
4. Removed the 15mm bolt to split the motor mount.
5. Remove oil filter adapter by unscrewing nipple that filter screws onto.
6. Remove all the 10mm bolts that hold the oil pan on.
7. The used gasket is probably reusable, but since I had already purchased one, I cleaned the surface and used the new one.
8. Reassemble in reverse order.

I figured the job would take me about an hour to an hour and a half. It took me just over 2 hours because I didn't have a deep socket to take off the oil filter adapter nipple. I tried many things, looking in the garage, basement and my truck to try to find a tool that would work. I finally found that my 12" cresent wrench standing on end with another cresent wrench to turn it would get that stupid nipple off. Sorry I can't tell you what size deep socket you would need on that nipple.
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Just tried to get the pan off,which I did after an hour or two of messing with the motor mount. I now need to take off the oil filter adapter and it looks like I'll have it. Thanks for the tips! After I get the oil pan back together it's on to the drive axel seal.
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