removing the oil pan to replace main seal on 1990 Jeep Cherokee

My jeep is actually a 1987,I removed all the oil pan bolts but i cant get the pan free ,i tried to pry on one corner but it wont budge does anyone have an idea, it must have permatex on it.

by in Costa Mesa, CA on October 05, 2012
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on October 05, 2012
GOOD SIZE RUBBER HAMMER BANG ON THE PAN LEFT TO RIGHT. REPAIR ANY DAMAGE BEFOR PUTTING BACK. THESE PANS CAN BE A B...H TO GET OFF ALSO BE CAREFULL NOT TO DAMAGE CRANK GETTING OLD SEAL OUT. HOW MANY MILES ON THE ENGINE? SOMETIMES SEAL WONT DO MUCH GOOD IF BEARINGS WORN,PISTON RINGS WORN (BLOWBY CREATING CRANKCASE PRESSURE,ALSO CHECK PCV SYSTEM!!
COMMENT by on October 05, 2012
Thanks in at autozone.com site it says to pull the trans to change the rear seal ,but im assuming that you can do it by removing the oil pan,is this right?i also will check the pcv valve
COMMENT by on October 05, 2012
THIS IS A TWO PIECE SEAL SO TRANS. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REPLACING SEAL. IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFOR GOOD LUCK! GET A REPAIR GUIDE, LOOK AT NEW SEAL TO SEE HOW IT IS MADE!
COMMENT by on October 06, 2012
thanks
ANSWER by on May 28, 2015
We had a real problem breaking loose the pan on the 1990 Cherokee. We took a large goose neck wrecking bar (approximately 3 ft. long) and drove it in with a sledge from behind the driver's side wheel, with one person under the vehicle to position the bar just ahead of the back corner of the pan and one person outside the vehicle with the sledged. It didn't go easily. When the goose neck was driven in between the pan and the block (about 3/4's of an inch) we took a bar and twisted the goose neck (you could use a pipe wrench or other tool to twist the goose neck). A good hard twist broke the pan loose. There was minor damage to the rim of pan which we had to straighten.
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