2015 5.7 Hemi oil pan removal

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unkpwn

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Hello all! New member here but I have lurked for a while. I have a 2015 Ram 1500 4x4 with the electronic rack & pinion.

So I got the dreaded hemi-tick and I am in the process of taking everything apart. Long story short I am at the point where I am pulling the oil pump off and I decided to drop the pan (lol) I have the pan dropped but I cannot get the clearance to remove it. After several hours of research I have found that the engine apparently needs to be hoisted up. I do not have an engine hoist.

I have found some information and videos on some of the older gen 4's (2011-2012) that apparently you can drop the front differential and just the passenger side motor mount, jack it up fron the transmission just a little bit and the pan should come out.

In the video of the older trucks the front differential appears to be different than the 2015 models. There is a electronic rack & pinion right in front of the diff.

My question is, is this still a viable option? Do I have to do anything with the rack & pinion? This is the video I have found that shows the front diff down and bolt locations - but he removed the entire unit - I just want to drop it to get to the front motor mount: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1t8wcbTmnM

Any advice from the pro's would be most helpful! Thank you so much!
 

MarineBSP

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I'm interested in seeing responses to your question. This is on my long range To-Do list come next Spring or Summer (when I will have an extra set of wheels to drive while my truck is on jack stands).

Until I read your post I had just assumed that the electric PS rack wasn't that different from the hydraulic PS rack for this procedure. I was hoping to imitate most of what Ned's YouTube on oil pan removal showed, with the exception of using my engine support bar to slightly raise the engine - not jacking the engine by the crank pulley (harmonic balancer). Next oil change I will inspect the area to see how badly bolts are blocked . . .
 

Wild one

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Hello all! New member here but I have lurked for a while. I have a 2015 Ram 1500 4x4 with the electronic rack & pinion.

So I got the dreaded hemi-tick and I am in the process of taking everything apart. Long story short I am at the point where I am pulling the oil pump off and I decided to drop the pan (lol) I have the pan dropped but I cannot get the clearance to remove it. After several hours of research I have found that the engine apparently needs to be hoisted up. I do not have an engine hoist.

I have found some information and videos on some of the older gen 4's (2011-2012) that apparently you can drop the front differential and just the passenger side motor mount, jack it up fron the transmission just a little bit and the pan should come out.

In the video of the older trucks the front differential appears to be different than the 2015 models. There is a electronic rack & pinion right in front of the diff.

My question is, is this still a viable option? Do I have to do anything with the rack & pinion? This is the video I have found that shows the front diff down and bolt locations - but he removed the entire unit - I just want to drop it to get to the front motor mount: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1t8wcbTmnM

Any advice from the pro's would be most helpful! Thank you so much!
You shouldn't have to totally remove the pan to get at the pick-up tube bolt. Unbolt the 7 bolts from the diff,let it drop as far down as it'll go,and that should give you another inch of pan clearance to get at the pick-up tube.If you're dropping the pan completely,you'll have to remove the front diff,but usually that's not nessesary. Get yourself a wash gun that hooks to an air compressor and you can wash the pan out while it's still in the truck using diesal or gas if your careful.
Even a cheap wash gun like this will work for hosing the pan out,also works good for washing the engine internals while you have it apart

 
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