Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Oil Pan

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Removal & Installation



3.7L, 4.7L & 5.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4.  
  5. Attach an engine crane.
  6.  
  7. Loosen, but don-t remove, the left and right mount through-bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Structural cover
     
    Front crossmember
     

  10.  
  11. Raise the engine just enough for clearance.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Don-t pry on the pan. The gasket is integral with the windage tray, and doesn-t come out with the pan.


    NOTE
    The double ended studs must be installed in their original locations.






    Pan bolts and studs
     
    Pan
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket
     
    Oil pan. Tighten the bolts, in sequence, to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Front crossmember
     
    Structural cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the crankcase to the proper level with engine oil.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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    Fig. Oil pan bolt torque sequence-3.7L engine



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    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-4.7L engine



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    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-5.7L engine

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5.9L & 6.7L Diesel Engines
2WD Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Open the hood.
  4.  
  5. Remove the negative battery cables.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the transmission oil cooler lines.
  10.  
  11. Remove the propeller shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove the starter bolts.
  14.  
  15. Support the starter.
  16.  
  17. Remove the torque converter bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the exhaust hanger bolts.
  20.  
  21. Remove the gear shift cable.
  22.  
  23. Remove the wiring harness.
  24.  
  25. Remove the transmission mount.
  26.  
  27. Remove the crossover bolts.
  28.  
  29. Position the transmission jack.
  30.  
  31. Remove the bell housing bolts.
  32.  
  33. Remove the transmission.
  34.  
  35. Remove the flywheel housing bolts (8).
  36.  
  37. Remove the flex plate bolts (8).
  38.  
  39. Remove the engine oil dip stick.
  40.  
  41. Drain the oil.
  42.  
  43. Remove the steering rack bolts.
  44.  
  45. Remove the oil pan bolts.
  46.  
  47. Remove the oil pickup bolts.
  48.  
  49. Remove the oil pan.
  50.  

To install:

  1. Clean the sealing surfaces of the cylinder block and oil pan with a suitable cleaner.
  2.  
  3. Clean the oil pan.
  4.  
  5. Clean the oil pan T-joints.
  6.  
  7. Fill the T-joint between the pan rail/gear housing and pan rail/rear seal retainer with sealant. Use Mopar®°silicone rubber adhesive sealant or equivalent.
  8.  
  9. Position the new oil pan gasket.
  10.  
  11. Place suction tube in oil pan and guide them into place. Using a new tube-to-block gasket, install and tighten the suction tube bolts by hand. Starting with the oil pump inlet bolts, tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm). Tighten the remaining tube brace bolts to 32 ft. lbs. 43 Nm
  12.  
  13. Starting in the center and working outward, tighten the oil pan bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install the steering rack bolts.
  16.  
  17. Install the flex plate.
  18.  
  19. Install the flywheel to crankshaft adapter. Tighten to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Install the transmission.
  22.  
  23. Install the flywheel housing assembly with the starter motor attached and tighten bolts to 57 ft. lbs. (77 Nm).
    NOTE
    A new clamping ring must be used on early or late builds, automatic or manual. Do not reuse clamping ring.

  24.  
  25. Install the EGR cooler.
  26.  
  27. Install the fan and fan shroud
    NOTE
    Make sure that the fan shroud seal is properly seated in the radiator fan shroud and that it is not out of position causing excessive contact with the radiator coolant tubes.

  28.  
  29. Remove the transmission jack.
  30.  
  31. Install the crossmember bolts.
  32.  
  33. Install the transmission mount.
  34.  
  35. Install the wiring harness.
  36.  
  37. Install the gear shift cable.
  38.  
  39. Install the exhaust hanger bolts.
  40.  
  41. Install the torque converter bolts.
  42.  
  43. Install the starter.
  44.  
  45. Install the starter bolts.
  46.  
  47. Install the transmission oil cooler lines.
  48.  
  49. Connect the negative battery cables.
  50.  
  51. Close the hood
  52.  

4WD Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Open the hood.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the battery negative cables.
  6.  
  7. Remove the intake air assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radiator shroud retaining bolts.
  10.  
  11. Install engine support fixture No. 8534B.
  12.  
  13. Raise and support the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Drain the engine oil.
  16.  
  17. Loosen the front engine mount bolts.
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Use the engine support fixture No. 8534B to raise engine out of the front mounts.
  22.  
  23. Remove the engine oil dipstick.
  24.  
  25. Raise and support the vehicle.
  26.  
  27. Remove oil pan bolts, break the pan to block seal, and lower pan slightly and remove oil suction tube fasteners.
  28.  
  29. Remove oil pan and suction tube.
  30.  
  31. Remove the 2 bolts from the front of the engine block stiffener.
  32.  
  33. Remove the oil pan.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan mounting-diesel engines

  34.  

To install:

  1. Clean the sealing surfaces of the cylinder block and oil pan with a suitable cleaner.
  2.  
  3. Clean the oil pan.
  4.  
  5. Clean the oil pan T-joints.
  6.  
  7. Fill the T-joint between the pan rail/gear housing and pan rail/rear seal retainer with sealant. Use Mopar® Silicone rubber adhesive sealant or equivalent.
  8.  
  9. Position the new oil pan gasket.
  10.  
  11. Place suction tube in oil pan and guide them into place. Using a new tube-to-block gasket, install and tighten the suction tube bolts by hand. Starting with the oil pump inlet bolts, tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm). Tighten the remaining tube brace bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Starting in the center and working outward, tighten the oil pan bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install the engine oil dipstick.
  16.  
  17. Install the engine block stiffener.
  18.  
  19. Install the flywheel to crankshaft adapter. Torque to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Lower the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Lower the engine into the motor mounts and tighten the through bolts to 64 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Remove the engine support fixture No. 8534.
  26.  
  27. Install battery negative cables.
  28.  
  29. Fill the crankcase with new engine oil.
  30.  
  31. Start engine and check for leaks. Stop engine, check oil level, and adjust, if necessary.
  32.  
  33. Remove the engine support fixture No. 8534B.
  34.  
  35. Install the fan and fan shroud.
    NOTE
    Make sure that the fan shroud seal is properly seated in the radiator fan shroud and that it is not out of position causing excessive contact with the radiator coolant tubes.

  36.  
  37. Fill the engine oil.
  38.  
  39. Connect the battery negative cables.
  40.  
  41. Close the hood.
  42.  

 
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