Best way to remove Auto Transmission pan
I'm trying to get my pan off and am having a hell of a time. I know to use a rubber mallet and 'tap' it till it comes off, but damn! First off it's boxed in with the exhaust on one side, drive shaft on the other, cross member and power steering on 'top' and 'bottom'.
I've been hitting it at an angle and it's not budging. I know better than to break out a pry bar, but it's starting to seem tempting at this point. Another thought was to take a chunk of 1x4 and see if I can use that with the hammer but I think it would end up denting the pan.
I'm outside your window watching you read this.