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Old October 19th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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My friend has a 94 Ranger 3.0L V6 and the oil pan needs to be changed. We tried to change it before but couldn't get it off because of the front suspension parts. I was told by a couple of other people that we have to lift the motor up a little bit in order to do it but neither of us have a crane for it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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tree and a come-a-long, or find a cherry picker to borrow...could also lift it with a floor jack and blocks of wood, but thats a PITA to reposition....

Whatever way you use to lift it, set blocks of wood between the motor mounts and set the engine back down on those, dont leave it suported only by the lifting device while your working in there, unless you would like to have a trip to the ER, and permanent injuries like missing fingers
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We might use a cherry picker actually. But where would you hook it to? And what should I use to pull it up, chains?
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ive lifted plenty of engines using some 2x4" across the engine compartment with chains/tiedowns and a couple of buddies on each end. think indiana jones and the arc, or some natives with a pig to carry home. easier than you think with a few friends... kinda ghetto though.
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We might use a cherry picker actually. But where would you hook it to? And what should I use to pull it up, chains?
yes, you connect it with chains, either bolted on (check the back of the heads and you will find empty bolt holes, remove whatever accessories you need to on the front and use those same bolt holes in the front of the head) or by using the factory installed lifting eyes, if they are still there
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first step in all-data says, remove engine.
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dont you work flat rate?
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dont you work flat rate?
no. commission/salary. And honestly if this job were in my bay, I think I would just pull the motor. On a lift and a engine hoist this is not a hard job.
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