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I have a leak in the body of the oil pan on my 2004 chevy suburban 2 wheel drive. It is a hairline crack. Do I have to remove the entire engine to install a new oil pan? Can the frame cross member be removed to allow room to swap? Is there anything that can be done to repair the leak in the existing oil pan such as epoxy or aluminum welding?

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