Having problems with your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee ?
How to replace oil pan - 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Remove the four front skid-plate bolts holding the front skid plate, using a ratchet and socket. Remove the skid plate.
Pull the plastic splash shield away from the vehicle, loosening the retaining clips. Remove the splash shield.
Place an oil drain container under the oil pan. Loosen the drain fitting with a wrench until oil drains from the pan. When oil is done draining, tighten the drain fitting.
Place an jack under the transmission to support it. Remove the pressure on the transmission crossmember.
Place the new gasket on the pan and push the new oil pan into place. Finger tighten the oil pan mounting bolts to hold it in place. Tighten the bolts with a torque wrench to 18 ft-lbs. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE BOLTS! Doing so will cause the gasket to deform and create leaks!
Attach the oxygen sensor socket to the exhaust pipe with a wrench.
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