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I've been working on chasing down leaks the last few months and have made a lot of progress. At the moment, I only have one leak left, as far as mechanical fluids (back window seal leaks, but that is another story). I have a drip coming down the bell housing. I've already replaced valve cover gaskets and intake manifold gaskets. The best I can tell is that it is coming from either the oil pan gasket, rear main seal, or both. I want to try replacing the oil pan gasket first, since I think I can actually manage to do that myself. I have the car on a lift in my garage, and I'm following the factory service manual instructions, which read as follows: 1. Remove the oil level dipstick. 2. Raise the vehicle. 3. Drain the crankcase. 4. Disconnect the starter cable and remove the starter. 5. Remove the bolts retaining the sway bar to the chassis. 6. Remove the two bolts retaining the number two crossmember to the chassis (Under the engine). 7. Remove the oil pan attaching bolts. 8. Turn the crankshaft for maximum clearance and remove the oil pan. I have a question about what actually needs to be moved out of the way, and was wondering if someone could help clarify. I've attached a picture of the underneath of the car in this area. If I've identified things correctly, #1 - "number two crossmember" #2 - steering center link #3 - factory sway bar For step number 5 above, do they really mean remove the sway bar as shown in arrow #3? It doesn't seem to be in the way of the oil pan. The "steering center link" bar does run underneath the pan, though. Do they really mean the "steering center link" (arrow #2) when they are referring to the "sway bar" in step number 5? Still learning as I try more things, so my apologies if these questions are somewhat elementary. Thanks for any help and suggestions!