how to change oil pan gasket in my 2002 Ford Taurus?
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2002 Ford Taurus Question: How to change oil pan gasket?
Answer #1DaveJHM January 07, 2011, 20:56Master
Which 3.0L V6 do you have? The DOHC 32 valve, or the OHV 12 valve?
Replycwspates, January 07, 2011, 20:59Rookie
the OHV 12 valve.
ReplyDaveJHM, January 07, 2011, 23:57Master
1 With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
2 Disconnect the battery ground cable.
3 Remove the bolts and engine roll restrictor.
4 Remove the bolt, ground strap and nut.
5 Remove the nuts from the front exhaust manifold.
6 Remove the bolt from the rear upper manifold.
7 Remove the nut and disconnect the ground strap electrical connector.
8 Remove the nut and position the heat shield aside.
9 Loosen the rear lower exhaust manifold bolt and position the Y-pipe aside.
10 Remove the bolts and position the starter aside.
11 Remove the bolt and the engine rear plate.
12 Remove the oil pan drain plug and drain the engine oil.
13 Install the drain plug when finished.
14 Remove the 16 bolts and the oil pan.
15 Remove the oil pan gasket from the oil pan.