Mercury Sable Problem Report
Mercury Sable Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak
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.
Last year, during inspection, a note was placed on the report about the oil pan gasket leaking. This year, they say it needs replacing due to leaking and that that will cost $450. Is that a correct cost? - yipper421
Oil pan gasket leaks, bolts were checked but this didn't help. The gasket was replaced and the leaks have started again but not as bad. The original leaks started before 50K miles, fixed around 90K but started leaking again though not as bad. - Visitor
the pan gasket liked and was replaced - Visitor
Why no recalls - Visitor
Oil dripping onto garage floor after driving the vehicle and has a burnt oil smell while engine is still hot. Noticed the drips are going onto the exhaust. Looks like I need to get it repaired. - Visitor
leaks oil from oil pan gasket - Visitor
leaking oil from oil sending unit and oil pan poor design - Visitor
Mechanic found oil all over spark plugs and wires from oil leak. He replaced a gasket and said the next thing will be the oil pan or pan gasket. Starting to have that same oil burning smell again when driving. :( - Visitor
Same as described - mechanic noted the seal on the engine oil pan gasket seemed to be leaking. Noticed because of drippings and strong burnt oil smell coming from the exhaust (also comes through vent when car is stationary). - Visitor
Oil smell when the engine gets good and hot. Does not spot on floor concrete. - Visitor
Not fixed I wanted to no if there was a recall on this pronlem - Visitor
Oil leaks from oil pan gasket - Visitor
got gasket replaced, but still had problems. probably looking at a costly repair and not too excited about it. Hoping for the best, as always. - Visitor
Took car in for oil leak. Found out ball joints ($500) were really bad so did that work instead of oil pan gasket which was also quoted at $500. Only a drop or two leak on floor of garage every couple of days. Probably burns off on engine. Oil changed 2 1/2 months ago and only down 1/2 quart. It's now my 16 year old son's car so want to limit $ I put into it. Bought it new and only complaint is rear wheel well started to rust 1 year after purchase. It's been fixed 3 times, and I was told by autobody guy it had been hit and fixed. Only had 20 miles on it when I got it so must of happened at the factory. Guy said any fix under $1000 does not have to be disclosed to buyer. I'll keep buying Fords because they didn't take gov't $. - Visitor
As described oil burning smell from exhaust. - Visitor
Gasket worked it's way out from the front of the engine. - Visitor
Couldnt figure out where it was coming from but from reading the reviews I know now what to do - Visitor
Three oil pan gaskets replaced - Visitor
My Sable has oil leaks It seems to be dripping from more then one place ,not sure where ,the muffler shield has come undone and needs too be reinstalled. Car is not running good ,it misses at 50mph and the front end shimmies. needs a major overhaul. - Visitor
Was told about the leak by an oil change person who also noted the bolts were not tight. Had gasket replaced about 120000. Oil change person has noted that it leaks now at 147000. - Visitor
Check Engine Light appeared the Mechanic diagnosed it as EGR and replace the Solenoid. The Engi...
engine missing at idle and up hills when going slow. no warning lights. has 109,000 miles what...
Current repair shop charged $480 but later said the oil seal in the back of the engine leaks oi...
I am trying to put on an oil pan gasket
How much should it cost to replaced the motor mounts and the oil pan gasket.