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Q: oil pan gasket replacement on 1997 Mercury Sable

How do I replace the oil pan gasket?
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It is a 2.6 to 3 hour job to replace the gasket and Ford have an improved gasket. The engine has to be supported using an engine brace across the strut towers but I have no instructions past that. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website .There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. or try and get an online repair manual subscription.
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