2005 Ford Five Hundred Q&A

2005 Ford Five Hundred Question: oil pan replacement

If the threads on the oil pan get worn,and putting in a new drain pulg doesn't work(oil leaks),how expensive is it to replace the oil pan? I understand that the exhaust system has to be removed in order to make the repair. -
Answer 1
Threads don't get worn if the hardware is properly torqued and not over tightened. Labor time I see is about 1.9 hours -
Answer 2
Doesn't it depend on the mileage on the car? What if the car has over 125,000 miles on it. That's at least 25 oil changes. I also understand that the oil pan is made out of casting aluminum,not steel. -
Answer 3
Tell NAPA or AUTOZONE what happened and they may sell you a special self tapping slightly oversized plug. -
Answer 4
I am in the process to have this done/replaced. OEM is around $254 for the plan, then 30 or so for gasket. Mine was stripped at a walmart, but I got an estimate for the repair and they are paying it as they ruined my pan. Repair cost: $488.**. Pan threads wear out when you strip/over tighten and the steel bolt rips out the aluminum threads. Sorry someone messed you up. There are lots of web site for used parts for a pan ..cost around 170....think I'll go new to be safe/sure. Good Luck in what you do, hope this helps. -