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Old 19 Aug 2012, 02:57 pm
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I'm replacing my oil pan, got most of the bolts out however I'm having problems with the last 2. They don't fit the 11mm socket that I've been using, the others barely fit the socket but I worked them out. The 11mm is slightly loose on the last 2, anyone know what the correct socket size would be?d
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Old 19 Aug 2012, 03:46 pm
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found a 10mm that worked. I believe I got all the bolts out now. Just gotta figure out how to detach it, it doesn't want to come off.
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Old 19 Aug 2012, 04:36 pm
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if there's room, try using a putty knife. the old gasket and adhesive have no doubt hardened from the heat of the motor.
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Old 19 Aug 2012, 07:05 pm
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Tap it with a plactic hammer--or a metal hammer with a piece of wood between the hammer blows and the pan.

I would not pry with a screwdriver if I were you.

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Old 20 Aug 2012, 01:42 am
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now I have another problem, figured out that there are 2 more bolts, however there is some kind of bracket that covers them, we unscrewed the bracket and it pivots, but not enough to get a wrench/ratchet in there. my mechanic friend who is helping me says that this bracket looks like it is pinned between a part of the radiator and the oil pan itself. so we are taking out the radiator to get to the bracket. I don't have a pic at the moment, but one end of the oil pan (where the last 2 bolts are) just slides nicely between this bracket. wtf, why would they do this to me
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Old 20 Aug 2012, 01:52 am
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the red, I believe these were a couple whole for screw to connect part of the bracket. the yellow is where the pan lips out under this bracket, with the two holes for bolts.
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Old 20 Aug 2012, 11:16 am
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Chrysler uses 8mm (5/16), 10mm 13mm, 15mm 18mm as standard wrench sizes-
(19mm on crank snout)
There's no 7/16 (11mm) that I know of
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Old 20 Aug 2012, 08:12 pm
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Are you talking about the structural collar? It should come off without removing the rad.

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