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1999 manual sportage.
need to remove oil pan, The references don't explain what to do.
I have the shop manual, but it is a fairly complex explanation. Is there a simple way to do it, or is the manual way the only way?
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come on someone must have some short cuts.
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It seems to me that I read in this forum that you have to remove the front axle.
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Yes I see that but there must be some shortcuts!it's very involved.

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I haven't replaced on in a while (a year+). It is very involved. Yes, you have to remove the front differential assembly. From what I remember, they are a real pain, I haven't found any shortcuts yet.

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Tonup,
I have the same problem and all of the info I've found says to remove the 3 bolts that hold up the front axle. Apparantly lowering it will give you enough room to remove the pan.
I found this link but still am not clear which three bolts they are talking about: Car Questions - how do you change a oil pan gasket on a 1999 kia sportage - JustAnswer

I'm waiting for better information myself as I'm not in a hurry but know that the gasket needs to get done sooner vs. later.
Please post if you figure it out.
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compression dry was 110 55 60 110 and wet was 125 75 80 100.
have had head tested today and engineer said the valves needed doing due to head being slightly warped, (20thou off to straighten it).
will do a dummy fit tomorrow to do a compression test again and see if fixed as I don't want to go through the complexity of a full reinstallation then find it still down on compression.
will use old head gasket to test.
if still down will then have to contemplate removing sump.
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