rod bearings on 2002 Ford Excursion

i need to change my rod bearings and i was wondering if i could do it from the oil pan with the engine still in the vehicle. thanks

by in Oakdale, CA on February 17, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by , February 17, 2010
Sometimes its possible to change the rod bearings without pulling the engine but the book shows a time of 18.9 hours which includes R & I the engine and if the crank journals are damaged you will need to have the crankshaft turned anyway.
ANSWER by , July 08, 2010
You can remove the transmission to remove the crankshaft which should be turned or replaced along with the connecting rod and bearings.