Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak on Ford Taurus

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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Average mileage: 111,893 (13,680–354,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 3.0L V6 SHO, 3.4L V8 SHO, 3.8L V6
17 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012
198 people reported this problem
108 people shared problem details
2001 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6214,533
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 :)
1997 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6135,000
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...
2003 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 DOHC93,000
Not visible , small leak burns off on exhaust manifold
2002 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6145,000
Engine oil pan gasket leaking.Replace gasket.
2000 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V662,140
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.
2002 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 DOHC50,000
this car has been nothing but a problem from the day we bought new.
1999 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6
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.
1996 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 DOHC112,000
$400 later and waiting for next mechanical problem.
Minor amount of leaking on oil pan gasket
2003 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 DOHC75,907
oil leaking cost 253.28
2002 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6108,000
Was told by Ford I have an oil pan leak, have not had the money to get fixed yet. They kill you with labor.
2005 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V615,000
oil pan gasket leaks on to exhaust
2007 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V652,000
small leak, notice few drops at first, then size of a golf ball overnight, down a quart every 3000 miles
2003 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 DOHC95,000
Leaking oil out oil pan gasket. Gasket replaced, problem seems to be solved.
2003 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 DOHC117,000
The oil pan gasket leaked. Cost $350 to replace. Next day the engine light came on. Still dealing with that.
2002 Ford Taurus- 3.8L V6140,000
oil leak in oil pan gasket leaking onto manfolds smoking
2004 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V684,000
Oil leak detected on the garage floor. The location of the leak is near the passenger side motor
1998 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6223,012
Oil pan leaks
1995 Ford Taurus- 3.8L V638,456
Not fixed. Just purchased vehicle
2002 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V680,000
Oil pan gasket leaks. Started at around 80,000 miles.Car has 130,000 miles have not fixed it yet.
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