How do you remove the oil pan from a 97 ford taurus lx 3.0 DOHC 24 valve Duratec engine yourself with out taking it to a mechanic? My MIL said the oil light came on so she added 4 quarts of oil. There were a total of 7 in it after she was done. Overfilled it. She drove it for an hour before it turned itself off. Once cranked back up it made a clacking or rattle sound (best way to describe it). It still cranks but sounds terrible. So we drained it and gave it a new oil change. Still sounded the same. Thinking it is the oil pump so want to replace it. Could it be the oil pump or something else? How would we drop the oil pan and change the pump?
Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 9:47 PM