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    Replacing Jeep Tj oil pan

    Hey all I have a 1997 TJ 6 cyl and was wondering what is the most easiest and efficient way of installing a new oil pan? I've read somewhere that I might need to take my exhaust off? Also the Haynes manual talks about taking off the starter, oil pump/pick up tube, front stabilizer and possibly the exhaust too.

    Sounds like a lot of work!?!?

    What are your thoughts?

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    anyone have any suggestions at all?

    thanks

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    Best thing you can do is get the front susp. hanging at full droop. I have done it without taking the starter off, but don't recommend it come installation time. As far as removing the exhaust....not sure why you would have to.
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    '05-06 you have to drop the exhaust because it wraps around the oil pan
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    anything TJ needs to drop the exhaust...
    I typically Cut the exhaust and Weld in a Flange that way next time it comes aparts easier and there will be a next time... Also you can change the pan without removing the starter and I would sugest while your in there change the rear main seal too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHREK View Post
    Best thing you can do is get the front susp. hanging at full droop. I have done it without taking the starter off, but don't recommend it come installation time. As far as removing the exhaust....not sure why you would have to.
    when you mean hanging at full droop, does that mean disco'd from the sway bar?

    And still confused whether or not the exhaust needs to be removed?
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    Step 1. open hood
    step 2 remove rad cap
    step 3. replace jeep
    step 4. replace rad cap
    step 5. close hood.






































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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    And still confused whether or not the exhaust needs to be removed?
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    why does it need to be removed? Just asking.

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    I don't think it'll allow you to drop the pan enough to clear the crank, but I'm not 100% sure on that. Alex explained it to me and I forgot.

    Also, the earlier model TJ's are easier to work with. The later model had a single piece exhaust.
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    The TJ exhaust collector Goes imediately under the Oil pan and is very close to the pan which is why the exhaust needs to be dropped...

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