3.0 Engine Lifting Points


Eagle23

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Hey folks,

I've got a 2WD '91 3.0 that I need to replace the front cover gasket and oil pan gasket. It has original 84k so age has simply taken it's toll.

I know the oil pan has to come out to get the front cover gasket out, per the shop manual. Being a 2WD, the pan can't come out with the engine just sitting there. Ford says lift the engine after lowering part of the front suspension.

Whether I go that route or simply pull the engine and work on it outside the truck, I can't figure where the lift points would be to attach a chain or whatever.

I pulled an engine on an old 1960's Volvo but that was decades ago.

I know a lot of you have done this a number of times, so I thought I'd ask. Thanks much in advance!
 


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I am interested in insights on this too, including when pulling the transmision at the same time...
 

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My 97 3.0 is leaking from the pan too. It almost looks like I can remove the pan w/o lifting the engine but it might hit the bellhousing.
I might try replacing the gasket if the pan doesn't come completely out but am concerned about removing the old gasket and not getting debris in the bottom of the pan.
 

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The pan is a tease it looks like it will clear without atliest lifting it, but it will not clear the oil pump. I did my timing cover gasket with the engine in the truck I think I just had to remove the front 2 oil pan bolts. I usually lift it from 2 bolts in the lower intake.
 

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To answer u'r question i'm not sure however i just changed my oil pan gasket while tranny was out (pan will not clear due to motor mounts).
 


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