1999 Ford Taurus

  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 67,000 MILES
How do you actually change an oil pan gasket from a Ford Taurus
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Saturday, February 16th, 2008 AT 5:33 PM

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You have to raise the vehicle up and support it somewhere other than the subframe. You need to disconnect the battery and remove the starter. Then begin taking off the catalytic converter pipes. You will probably break the bolts off at the rear flange. This is where you will swear the first time in this project. After the converter pipes are removed (and a lot more swearing) you can remove all but four oil pan bolts--two on each side, front and rear on the pan. You then need to remove the engine mount bolts. Then you need to find some way to raise the front side of the engine while you lower the subframe on the passenger side. Don't remove the subframe bolts on the driver's side. Then you can remove the remaining four oil pan bolts. Clean the gasket mating surface and clean the pan. Place the new gasket on the oil pan and silicone the four corners where the pan dips down for the crankshaft. Install the pan with the gasket, swearing everytime the gasket falls off the pan. After you get the pan on, install all the bolts before you tighten any. Put the vehicle back together in reverse order, remembering to swear greatly when you discover that the broken bolts are still in the exhaust flange. :Lol: If You have any other questions fell free to give me a shout out (just don't swear at me, please).
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Saturday, February 16th, 2008 AT 6:48 PM

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