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Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak on Ford Taurus

Problem Description and Solution

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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Problem Data

RepairPal Fair Price Estimate
$239-374
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Average mileage: 112,017 (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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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 :)
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...
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.
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.
Car has a huge leak underneath causing my car to smoke. Told it was coming from oil pan gasket and crank pulley.
small leak, notice few drops at first, then size of a golf ball overnight, down a quart every 3000 miles
Was told by Ford I have an oil pan leak, have not had the money to get fixed yet. They kill you with labor.
oil pan leak. plastic filler cracked behind starter, have to pull exaust y pipe. tried the oil pump trick no good ...what a pain in the butt
The oil pan gasket leaked. Cost $350 to replace. Next day the engine light came on. Still dealing with that.
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...