Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fruitland Park,Florida
Time to invest in a cherry picker. Or if you have a sturdy tree limb or swing set, a chain type hoist will do the job. Both available at harbor freight. Don't get the cheapest cherry picker. It's arm is too short for the job.
Look at the purchase of a cherry picker as an investment. If you had taken car to a shop, the bill would be higher than your parts and cherry picker cost.
Your engine needs to go up higher to get the pan off. The oil pump pickup tube is another thing that will make pan hard to remove.
I don't recommend messing with the k-member. This is because you don't have the proper tools to re install it once lowered.
And tighten those k-member fasteners back up. That way your jack is supporting the engine/trans and not the k-member.
One way to get engine/trans to go higher is to remove torque arm from trans and remove driveshaft. at rear end. When you lift eng/trans. make sure driveshaft doesn't slip out of trans. If it does, you'll lose a bunch of fluid. When you remove torque arm, be advised that it will spring up and rest on chassis.
And when you remove driveshaft from rear end, make sure the bearing caps of u-joint don't fall off. I use 11 inch long plastic wire tie. I put it around the 2 bearing caps on the u-joint, that are exposed, then pull it as tight as I can. If one 11 inch wire tie is not long enough to go around the bearing caps, use a 2nd one attached to the 1st one. Then wrap u-joint with a gallon size slider bag to keep it clean.
Last edited by cocobolo95; 06-28-2019 at 06:00 AM.