Download 2000 – 2001 Ford Expedition Oil Pan Removal and Installation – Removal (Expedition, Navigator & Pickup – 4WD) 1. Turn the air suspension switch off. Air suspension switch is located behind right kick panel. Raise and support the vehicle on a hoist. On vehicles equipped with the Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC), remove the front axle assembly. See appropriate article in DRIVE AXLES. On all vehicles, remove oil pan drain plug and drain the engine oil into a suitable drain pan. Install oil pan drain plug and tighten to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. CAUTION: Use care when lowering the front axle housing, or the vacuum lines to the axle solenoid may become disconnected or damaged. 2. On vehicles equipped with a Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC), support the front axle housing with a jack stand and remove the front axle mount bolt and axle support bolts. See Fig. 44. Remove the front axle support from vehicle. Remove the right and front axle housing mount bolts and lower the axle to allow clearance for the oil pan to be removed. See Fig. 45. CAUTION: DO NOT use metal scrapers, wire brushes, power abrasive discs, or other abrasive means to clean the sealing surfaces. These may cause scratches and gouges resulting in leak paths. Use a plastic scraper to clean the sealing surfaces. 3. On all vehicles, remove the oil pan bolts and remove the oil pan. Discard the oil pan gasket. Inspect the oil pan for damage and replace as necessary. Using Metal Surface Cleaner (F4AZ-19A536-RA), clean the sealing surfaces. Allow the sealing surfaces to dry for 4 minutes or until there is no sign of wetness, whichever is longest. Failure to do so can cause future oil leaks.