1998 Ford Taurus



December, 23, 2007 AT 8:46 PM

Engine problem
1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

Help please. How long does it take to change the oil pump via a mechanic's guide? Does the exhaust have to be removed from the exhaust manifold to remove the oil pan to do this.

I am verrrry ill that I may have ruined the engine as I didn't know the oil light meant something serious and I drove it to work. The engine has not seized yet. We cant afford another car or car payment. My husband will try to do it himself if he has detailed help. But we do have a friend who said he'd charge us based on how long the " book" says it takes. Please help


4 Answers



December, 23, 2007 AT 10:25 PM

See labor guide below




December, 23, 2007 AT 11:11 PM

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From: angelshutters
To: rasmataz
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:51 pm
Subject: Ford Taurus
Thank you for that info...how much would something like this usually run?

I believe ours is the one for the 3.2 hours...its a standard Taurus...sedan...3.0 engine

Is this something my husband could do...or he'd need a garage to do it in?

His biggest issue is how to get to the oil pan...he wasnt sure about removing the exhaust from the exhaust manifold to get to it..

Could range between $70-$125 an hour plus oil pump and gasket/oil/filter depending on your location.

See below





December, 25, 2007 AT 6:13 PM

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From: angelshutters
To: rasmataz
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 3: 42 pm
Subject: 98 Ford Taurus

Me again. My husband replaced the oil pump and everything (had to cut into the exhaust system to get to it). Anyways. The oil light is still on after running it for a couple of minutes (slight knocking in the engine. Imagine its from no oil)

Is this bad. Or just if fall into place. How long if so. Still hoping it will be ok



Did he performed an oil pressure check before he decides to replace the oil pump. Low pressure or worned-out engine bearings will cause knocking.

Its a new pump should produce the correct pressure, my concern here is sludge and engine bearings for that slight knocking. And depends where that knocking noise is. If the pressure is okay and light is On-replace the oil pressure sending unit.

Dunno know what to say-I feel for you -spending the money and time involved and its not it.

Do an engine flush this is our last hope and see what happens-if the light continues to come On-you have internal problems with the engine.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2008



December, 26, 2007 AT 11:04 AM

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From: angelshutters
To: rasmataz
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 10: 44 am
Subject: Re: 98 Ford Taurus--results of code reader
The mechanic has said that after putting the code reader on the car. The cam positioning sensor is bad and thinks that this could possibly be the entire problem. He said once we replace that we will know more.


Why don't you ask the mechanic what's the camshaft positioning sensor has to do with the engine lubrication system.

Get somebody else to check the vehicle I don't think your mechanic is competent.

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