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Jeffltd

Dropping the oil pan on 54 Royal Coupe

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Can someone tell me the best way to do this? I’ve removed the bolts, starter and crossover pipe but the power steering set up is in the way. The manual says to disconnect the Idler arm support bracket, and allow linkage to settle away from the oil pan."

What is the, “ Idler arm support bracket?” and is this the best way to drop the pan?

Please advise. Thanks!

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If it is like other Chrysler products of the period it has an idler arm that holds up the ends of the tie rods. The idler arm hinges on the idler arm support bracket. If you unbolt the bracket from the frame the steering mechanism can fall away, making enough room to remove the pan.

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I see a shop manual in your future. There are various places online to get an inexpensive FACTORY shop manual. Bishko Books is one place. Ebay is another.

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He says he has a manual. Not sure what the holdup is, unless the power steering mechanism won't let the tie rods drop down?

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The Motors manual may have enough info.

But a factory manual would be the best.

I have a full set of Motors, and factory manuals for a few of my cars.

Many times the combination of both makes the light go on.

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