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Oil pan replacement

(2005 Ford Five Hundred)
in Calverton, NY on February 26, 2010
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.
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on February 27, 2010
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.
Threads don't get worn if the hardware is properly torqued and not over tightened. Labor time I see is about 1.9 hours
on June 26, 2010
Tell NAPA or AUTOZONE what happened and they may sell you a special self tapping slightly oversized plug.
on November 30, 2011
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.
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