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Don't need to remove the entire pan. Just trying to move it out of the way to get access to the bolts for the gasket. Raised the engine, maybe too much (heard a hiss...and lowered it a little). Disconnected the Transmission coolant lines to try to get more room. Didn't disconnect the intake Manifold because I don't see how that would help. The problem is this model has the front axle crossmember right under the pan, in between the black crossmembers. So, I guess I have to drop that front axle to get the few inches. I see there are to 2 bolts. Do I need to disconnect from the wheel hubs to drop that?

Whoever design decision to block the oil pan like this needs their ass kicked.
Not a 4x4, don't understand why it has extra cross members..
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You have to loosen the y-piple from the exhaust flange. That will give you the movement to allow you to remove the bolts from the front axle crossmember....and allow it to droop. The pan will come out then.
It also better to take out the crossmember in front of the axle to make removal of the axle crossmember bolts easier. Pain in the ass.
 
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