Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak on Ford Taurus

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

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Average mileage: 111,685 (13,680–354,000)
Engines affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 3.0L V6 SHO, 3.4L V8 SHO, 3.8L V6
19 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014
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2001 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 214,533 mi,
oil pan leak, EZ fix, 20$ part and for anyone doing it yourself YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PULL THE EXHAUST, take loose the oil pump (not off) and the pan will drop down. 9 f/lbs torque to reinstall, do NOT overtighten. 2 hour job at the MOST with NO air tools and jackstands, the old fashioned way :)
1997 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 135,000 mi,
The oil started leaking like a flood, it was the oil pan gasket and an expensive repair.. now just a few months later, I have the exact same problem. Leaks about a quart of oil every 30 miles driven.. when the mechanic put it up on the hoist, we could see a large portion of the gasket pushed right out from the pan...
2000 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 62,140 mi,
We noticed a burning smell when we shut the engine down. Ford said the oil pan was leaking and they would charge $288 to fix it. $210 of that is labor which sounds a little high.
2002 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 145,000 mi,
Engine oil pan gasket leaking.Replace gasket.
2003 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC 93,000 mi,
Not visible , small leak burns off on exhaust manifold
2002 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC 50,000 mi,
this car has been nothing but a problem from the day we bought new.
Every gasket on this car leaks. Sometimes really bad and sometimes just a little. Oil Pan,Transmission Pan, Water Pump and Thermostat Housing, Valve Covers and I'm sure other things I haven't found yet. Mileage is 103,000. Car looks nice abd runs well as long as I keep cleaning and filling fluids all the time. I'm sorry I bought it.
1996 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC 112,000 mi,
$400 later and waiting for next mechanical problem.
2003 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC 60,000 mi,
Minor amount of leaking on oil pan gasket
2007 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 52,000 mi,
small leak, notice few drops at first, then size of a golf ball overnight, down a quart every 3000 miles
2002 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 108,000 mi,
Was told by Ford I have an oil pan leak, have not had the money to get fixed yet. They kill you with labor.
2003 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC 75,907 mi,
oil leaking cost 253.28
2000 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 168,000 mi,
Car has a huge leak underneath causing my car to smoke. Told it was coming from oil pan gasket and crank pulley.
2003 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC 95,000 mi,
Leaking oil out oil pan gasket. Gasket replaced, problem seems to be solved.
2002 Ford Taurus - 3.8L V6 140,000 mi,
oil leak in oil pan gasket leaking onto manfolds smoking
2005 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 15,000 mi,
oil pan gasket leaks on to exhaust
2003 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC 117,000 mi,
The oil pan gasket leaked. Cost $350 to replace. Next day the engine light came on. Still dealing with that.
2014 Ford Taurus - 2.5L 4 Cylinder 22,000 mi,
Noticed oil coming from gasket at a oil change place. Took it to Ford, under warranty...thank goodness. Quoted at 800$!!!!
2002 Ford Taurus - 3.0L V6 DOHC
Oil was everywhere on the engine and burning not to mention always leaving a huge puddle where ever I parked... I have to keep checking to make sure I have enough to avoid damage...
I have an oil leak and its embarrassing cause when I'm sitting at a light my car smokes