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.
Car Problem Reports
Mercury Sable Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak
Mercury Sable Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC
Average Mileage: 102,317 mi (13,500 mi - 180,000 mi)
Last year, during inspection, a note was placed on the report about the oil pan gasket leaking. This year, they say it needs replacing due to leaking and that that will cost $450. Is that a correct cost?
Visitor, 2001 Mercury Sable, 150,000 mi
Oil pan gasket leaks, bolts were checked but this didn't help. The gasket was replaced and the leaks have started again but not as bad. The original leaks started before 50K miles, fixed around 90K but started leaking again though not as bad.
Visitor, 1999 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 50,000 mi
Oil dripping onto garage floor after driving the vehicle and has a burnt oil smell while engine is still hot. Noticed the drips are going onto the exhaust. Looks like I need to get it repaired.
Visitor, 2000 Mercury Sable, 100,000 mi
the pan gasket liked and was replaced
Visitor, 1990 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 51,000 mi
leaks oil from oil pan gasket
Visitor, 2003 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 95,000 mi
My Sable has oil leaks It seems to be dripping from more then one place ,not sure where ,the muffler shield has come undone and needs too be reinstalled. Car is not running good ,it misses at 50mph and the front end shimmies.
needs a major overhaul.
Visitor, 2003 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 100,000 mi
Was told about the leak by an oil change person who also noted the bolts were not tight. Had gasket replaced about 120000. Oil change person has noted that it leaks now at 147000.
Visitor, 2005 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 126,869 mi
My 2005 Sable was dripping oil on my starter and exhaust. I was noticing a burnt smell and some small wisps of smoke from under my hood when stopped due to the oil burning off my exhaust. I was told they had to take some of my exhaust loose or off to get to the oil pan to change the gasket. The auto repair place that replaced it is part of a chain of stores. They charged me $67.00 parts and $300.00 labor to fix this issue.
Visitor, 2003 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 126,000 mi
Replaced oil pan gasket.
Visitor, 1996 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 175,000 mi
Oil dripping onto garage floor after driving the vehicle and has a burnt oil smell while engine is still hot.