There really wasn't any way to get to
the oil pan on my particular car, so I had
to lift it from the top. Of course, once I got the cherry picker in place, I had a hard time finding room for me
And then my husband said "why don't you just take the wheel off?" Brilliant! Yea, for change of perspective.
Man, those bolts did NOT want to come off, and getting a breaker bar in there was a bit of a trick, but 9 hrs later [and only 2 trips to the parts store,] it's all back together...and I didn't break anything else, which is a miracle in and of itself.