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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Pan Replacement

My 04 Rubicon needs a new oil pan and a new main seal. I was quoted $400 for labor, so I am fixing it myself. Where is the best place to buy the pan and seal? Thanks.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 12:40 PM
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My 04 Rubicon needs a new oil pan and a new main seal. I was quoted $400 for labor, so I am fixing it myself. Where is the best place to buy the pan and seal? Thanks.
I used this video to do my pan gasket...

I decided to buy the pan gasket seal at a local O'Reilly auto parts store because if there was a problem with the seal I could quickly return it.

My pan gasket leaked bad and after the replacement hasn't leaked at all. I followed instructions in the video and used an anaerobic sealant using a spray on catalyst so it would cure after bolting the pan back on.

Used the stock pan. Take pics and let us know how your job goes.

My 05 pan would not clear the exhaust without dropping the skid to get the exhaust out of the way. Hopefully, your 04 will be easier.
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Thanks for the info. I was thinking I may have to move the exhaust pipe. Hopefully not.

2004 yellow Rubi (2004-Present) Teraflex 4'' lift 35x12.5 Cepek Crushers 15x10 Black Rocks
1997 Grand Cherokee 6 cyl (1999-2004)
1984 yellow cj-7 (99-2000) Chevy 350 4'' lift, 35x14.5 Thornbirds
1984 green cj-7 6 cyl (98-99)
1979 orange cj-7 (long ago) 304 quadratrac
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 10:48 PM
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Remove the exhaust head pipe and front drive shaft that way you'll have a much easier time with the pan and seal replacement. I really don't think you will be able to remove the pan with the head pipe in the Jeep.

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K-boys, Did you find a pan yet?

Cheap ones here https://www.ebay.com/b/Oil-Pans-for-...657/bn_1417216

New ones here http://www.autozone.com/external-eng...ehicleSet=true

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Thanks for all of the info. I appreciate it. I'll let you know how it goes.

2004 yellow Rubi (2004-Present) Teraflex 4'' lift 35x12.5 Cepek Crushers 15x10 Black Rocks
1997 Grand Cherokee 6 cyl (1999-2004)
1984 yellow cj-7 (99-2000) Chevy 350 4'' lift, 35x14.5 Thornbirds
1984 green cj-7 6 cyl (98-99)
1979 orange cj-7 (long ago) 304 quadratrac
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Thanks for all of the info. I appreciate it. I'll let you know how it goes.
After I boogered up my oil pan, I bought the new pan and gasket from Rock Auto. They have the stock pan for a VERY reasonable price. Buy a quality gasket and you'll be happy.
www.rockauto.com
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I purchased a new OEM oil pan and gasket from https://www.moparpartsgiant.com/ . My order shipped fast and I got a great deal on genuine Mopar/Jeep parts.
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