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It can be done.
Drain the oil out of the engine. Keep the drain plug out. Shine a flashlight or some other small light through the side of the pan, where the flange used to be. While looking up, sideways through the drain plug hole, start working in there with the "grabber thingy". The light through the flange hole should help you find it, move it, and somehow get a hold of it with something.
It's a PIA, but an hours worth of fooling around trying to grab it is much easier than pulling the motor.
Last edited by dlnw98; 03-25-2011 at 05:40 PM.