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Old 12-09-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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trying to jack up engine to change oil pan "HELP"

im trying to jack up the engine to change the oil pan gasket and when i try and jack it up the whole car raises but when i pry on the motor mounts from on top of the car the engine moves any ideas is it just stuck on the motor mount edge or somthing i cant figure it out or is it the tranny crossmember holding the whole car up
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Re: trying to jack up engine to change oil pan "HELP"

if you have the motor mounts disconnected then you need to jack from the harmonc balancer

also you should take the dissy cap off at least

at most you must remove the dissy

get some 3inch long 2x4s and when the motor is high enough put the wood inbetween the motor mounts and the clamshells
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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Re: trying to jack up engine to change oil pan "HELP"

i tried to lift at the oil pan and balancer but it just lifts the car but i know its looses cause i can pry the mounts and the engine moves out of them
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Lift a little bit, pry. Lift a little more, pry. After a couple of tries, it'll come up.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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Re: trying to jack up engine to change oil pan "HELP"

got it thanks guys
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