oil pan cover - gasket leak on 2006 Ford Taurus

I recently had to have the flywheel and starter replaced. Does it require the oil pan to be removed to do that? Reason being is I then had a leak about a month later and the service center said my gasket was bad and charged more $. If they removed it previously, my feeling is they didn't tighten properly. What do you think?

by in Evansville, IN on January 09, 2009
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ANSWER by on January 13, 2009
The transmission needs to be separated from the engine to replace the flywheel but the engine oil pan should not interfere with that job. The starter is a bolt-on affair that would not require the oil pan to be removed. Oil pan gasket leaks on earlier Taurus models was a common problem. It wouldn't surprise me if that is still an issue. Unless you have the 24 valve engine, your 3.0L is essentially the same engine that earlier Taurus's had.
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