Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Oil Pan Removal, 4WD
05-07-2014, 02:00 PM
Post: #1
Oil Pan Removal, 4WD
2000 Kia Sportage 4WD, 2.0, 170 kmiles, Gulf Coast:
I've done it once, it's a dog! A crowbar edge, down from above, placed on the protruding lip of the oil pan, front corner driver's side, then tap on the other end of the crowbar with a hammer, probably very hard, the oil pan gasket breaks loose. BUT then, all that 4WD hub, axle, stuff, is under the pan. I expect in the future (a 1st for me) to do an overhaul, while the engine stays in the vehicle and I'm eventually going to have to drop the transmission to change the rear crankshaft oil seal (also a 1st), it has a slight leak presently, no oil in the driveway yet. I've owned the car for 12 years, never used the 4WD. Can I drop all that 4WD stuff out and not reinstall it?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
05-07-2014, 09:17 PM
Post: #2
RE: Oil Pan Removal, 4WD
While anything is possible with enough effort, you will most likely open a can of worms trying to convert this to a 2wd vehicle. (electronics, computers, sensors, etc) What I would suggest is engine removal and doing the rear seal while overhauling the rest of the motor. If you find things are more worn than you thought (or you get in over your head) you can continue the job with a used engine from a salvage yard. If you plan ahead you can rent a cherry picker (engine crane) for a day on a weekend then return it till you have the engine done, then rent it again in a week or two. You'd be amazed at how far one can gointo the job till "the last 4 bolts" and you only need the crane for a few hours.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)