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oil pan removal

I can't get the oil pan off. I have the engine raised up and the 10 bolts out of the oil pan and the 3 bolts out of the tranny housing to the oil pan. I also have the filter and the housing piece( can't think of the name of it) its attached to removed. But I can't get it to budge. Am I missing something? And what are the two rubber gromets hanging down at the back of the oil pan there for?


year, make, model and

year, make, model and engine?? try rubber hammer and a flat piece of wood to brake it free but be careful not to dent / break pan.

97 chevy s10. got the 4.3

97 chevy s10. got the 4.3 motor in it

Kene 5116, More than likely

Kene 5116,

More than likely your vehicle is a 97 Chevy S-10, 4.3, automatic 2WD.

If not, then answer the questions presented to you by my colleague "Jerryh20".

If it is the mentioned vehicle, then you can't get the pan off because there is a screw under each rubber grommet.

OBVIOUSLY you need to remove each grommet to remove each screw.

BTW:

WHY is removing the pan even necessary???

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!!!

it is what you said. I feel

it is what you said. I feel like an idiot for not trying to pull those grommets and look. I'm just replacing the gasket cause its leaking bad.

Kene5116, Hey man don't feel

Kene5116,

Hey man don't feel like an idiot.
It's all part of the "Learning Process".
Thats why this forum exists.
Thats why I'm here.
Post back anytime buddy.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!!!

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