Looking to remove the oil pan from 4.7 in the Durango and here's what I've found so far and would like some info on if this is the easiest way to do this or not.
Jack up the front of the Durango and install a jack stand.
Block the rear wheels.
Remove the oil plug and let the oil drain into a pan being sure to remove as much of the old oil as possible.
Loosen the bolts holding the oil pan with a socket wrench and remove them with your fingers.
Remove the oil filter, starter motor, cooler lines, oil level sensor, heated oxygen sensor connector, exhaust y-pipe and then take off the oil pan.
Scrape off the old gasket with a thin putty knife being very careful not to scrape the surface.
Make sure all of the old gasket is removed, wipe the surface with solvent, and then spread a bit of oil on it to promote adhesion and apply the new gasket.
Replace the oil pan, exhaust y-pipe, heated oxygen sensor connector, oil level sensor, cooler lines, starter motor, and install a new oil filter.
Raise the vehicle slightly with the jack, slide out the jack stand, and lower the vehicle and remove the jacks.
Fill the engine with the appropriate amount of oil and check the level with the dipstick to be sure you have the right amount.