Question on 2.3L Duratec Oil Pan Removal

Discussion in '2.3 Engine' started by 03crewcab, May 10, 2013.

  1. 03crewcab

    03crewcab Real Trucks Rattle

    Hey guys,
    I've done my research, but I can't find any answers. I've seen my oil pan has this small oil leak, and I want to remove it to change the gasket.

    To do this, do I need to lift the engine or remove the transmission? Or is just a matter of removing all bolts and oil pan is off? I took a quick look and don't see any other complications besides removing the pan bolts (It started raining hard while I was under the truck :thumbdown:)

    Now, I don't do this right now because if I ran into something and I can't fully remove the pan, then I'll get stuck with an even bigger oil leak, and that'd suck.

    Specs: 2003 Ford Ranger 4x2 2.3L Duratec. It has torsion bars, I don't know if that helps or not. Transmission is a M5OD-R1.

    Any help is appreciated. :thumbsup:

    Thanks, guys.
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  3. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    i think you just unbolt it
  4. OP

    03crewcab Real Trucks Rattle

    Thanks. It hasn't stopped raining. Any chance I have and I will check it out.

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