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Oil pan replacement

How do I replace the oil pan in a 2001 Ford ranger pick up 2.5 L engine
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This is what I would do.

Step one. Buy a service manual

Step two . follow the manual instructions on how to replace the oil pan gasket.

Step three clean my hands and work area crack open a ice cold beer and admire my handy work while inspecting the newly installed pan and or gasket for leaks.

If this is not the smart *** response you were looking for I can only provide generic instructions.

The instructions below are for a 2002 Ford ranger with a 2.3 DOHC from alldata


Remove the engine from the vehicle.

Remove the engine oil level indicator assembly.
Remove the engine oil level indicator.
Remove the bolts.
Remove the engine oil level indicator tube.

Remove the bolts and oil pan.
Installation

CAUTION: Do not use metal scrapers, wire brushes, power abrasive discs or other abrasive means to clean the sealing surfaces. These tools cause scratches and gouges, which make leak paths. Use a plastic scraping tool to remove traces of sealant.
Clean and inspect all mating surfaces.

NOTE:
If the oil pan is not secured within four minutes of sealant application the sealant must be removed and the sealing area cleaned with metal surface cleaner. Allow to dry until there is no sign of wetness, or four minutes, whichever is longer. Failure to follow this procedure can cause future oil leakage.
The oil pan must be installed and the bolts tightened with four minutes of applying the silicone gasket and sealant.

Apply a 2.5 mm bead of silicone gasket and sealant to the oil pan. Install the oil pan. Tighten the oil pan in the sequence shown.

NOTE: Lubricate the O-ring with clean engine oil.

Install the engine oil level indicator tube and the bolt.
Install the engine oil level indicator.
Install the engine into the vehicle.


Some not all engine oil pans can be removed and replaced while the engine is still in place.

Which is why I suggested for you to go by what is printed in a service manual.

A manual on any major repair like this is your most important tool at your disposal.

With the manual in your hands and the information and help available here I am sure this is a job you can tackle. provided you are equipped with the tools and equipment and environment necessary to perform the job at hand.
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