Engine Oil Leak on Ford Taurus

The oil pan gasket commonly leaks oil.


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Average mileage: 122,000 (45,000–170,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC
5 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, more2008
10 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
1991 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V645,000
1993 Taurus it had been driven little and often sat in the garage before I bought it, so I thought that may have caused the gasket to dry out. Now I see it is a common problem. Now needing to replace it before the engine is damaged from too much loss of oil suddenly. Which had almost happened once already when it first happened unexpected.
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1993 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6148,000
It was one of several things that became an issue after front motor mount failed and I had recurring leaks etc.
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1999 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 DOHC170,000
Oil leaking
2008 Ford Taurus117,000
car will lock up and get hot.
1999 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6130,000
Had the car seviced and the person changing the oil reported a leak around the oil pan. Called a certified mechanic and he stated that it would cost about $390, i live on a strict budget and opted out of getting the leak repaired, i do monitor the oil daily to make sure that the leak is not getting any worse.
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