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Old 04 Sep 2009, 01:48 pm
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I've got a stuck oil drain plug. The last time the dealer had to heat up the pan to remove the bolt, now it's stuck again. Will I be able to drain most of the oil from removing the filter? I can't afford to replace the oil pan right now and I'm desperate to change the oil.

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Old 04 Sep 2009, 02:01 pm
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it's an '02 with 99K miles
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 02:55 pm
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Sorry No. Taking the filter off will only give you a little over what the filter holds. You can drain the pan by buying a suction pump and a length of tubing. They have hand pumps or electric.
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 03:01 pm
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that's what I was afraid of, even though the filter is right on the pan. Think an imact wrench would get it off? Hopefully, without stripping the bolt.
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we had a post like this not long ago lol
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 03:49 pm
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what sort of pump will I need to look for? I've got a siphon hose pump. I'm sure i'll need to create a seal around the hole for the filter. Will that work or cause any oil pump issues? I can't afford the $300 to replace the oil pan.
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 05:02 pm
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chrysler oil pan with bolt::
Ebay
Chrysler 2.4L Oil Pan 2.4 PT Crusier
0 Bids $10.00
$50.00
+$15.00 for shipping
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how tough to replace?
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 06:05 pm
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how tough to replace?
pull up on some ramps Un bolt the pan be careful as it is full of Oil
lean the pan away from you so it can pour in a bucket
scrape the old gasket off the block reinstall gasket and pan
should it be the hard at all:::
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 09:29 pm
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anyplace sell new/used oil pans? I can't seem to find any other place online, other than the one ebay post, that sells them.
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