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my wife had an accident in our optima and only damaged the oil pan after getting it home by wrecker i started the car to see if everything was ok and the oil pressure light was on and the engine was making a slight ticking noise( sounded like the lifters), i have removed all the bolt in the oil pan and pryed on it some and it still wont come down is there somthing im missing here?
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The sealer used to hold the pan on is quite tough. Is the car a 4 cyl or 6 cyl? We use a "special" tool to safely remove oil pans. It looks like a scraper bolted onto a steel block with a 90 degree handle. We have to pound the tapered edge between the pans and then tap it around the rest of the sealed contact area, once enough has been seperated the pan comes off.

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It is the 4cyl, i have a heavy duty scraper and although it might not be like the one y'all use i shall give it a try it also looks like i might have to remove the ac compressor i know that the brace for it is bolted to the pan but i don't know if it will interfere with the pans removal. thanks for the help matt any insight it needed more than ever...
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You're welcome, I'm glad I could help. You will have to remove the AC compressor and the bracket. Just leave the compressor hanging in the car but remove the bracket. In addition to the 10mm, you'll need a 12mm (both 6 point and 12 point.)

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