Q: Oil pan removal

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I have all of the perimeter bolts out of the upper oil pan and cannot get the pan loose from the block,am I missing something,i s there any on the inside,if so how do you get to them,my dealer told me it was just stuck.

My car has 118000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is a tricky process as often times the oil pan can get hung up on the oil pump when removing it. Try carefully moving back and forth and around a bit and it should come off assuming you have all bolts removed.

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