Trans pan had to be dropped , to install the pump pick up fitting, I was doing the base plate at the same time , so kind of hard to separate the times, but did both in about 8hrs. My first time for both installs, in my driveway.
BUT: After 34 years working at Chrysler garage , I do know the vehicle inside out.
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.