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1990 Jeep Cherokee Question: removing the oil pan to replace main seal

 

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davecallans, Costa Mesa, CA, October 05, 2012, 17:10
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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.

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    October 05, 2012, 18:43
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    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!!

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    davecallans, October 05, 2012, 19:09
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    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

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    pushrod, October 05, 2012, 19:35
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    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!

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    davecallans, October 06, 2012, 08:25
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    thanks

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