Oil leak

Tiny
BETTY MCDOUGLE
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I have an oil leak. Seems to be coming out the front of the engine. Leaking and smoking because it is leaking on metal. Can see leaking on ground. Oil leak.
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 AT 9:39 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

This could be the front main seal leaking or a oil pressure sender, here are two guides that will help, you get the problem fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/front-main-seal-replacement

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-is-leaking-oil

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, June 9th, 2017 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
BETTY MCDOUGLE
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The leak on my 1999 Taurus is to the left on the bottom top of motor. Right under a the last bolt to the left. I can see it coming out when car is on. Its like pressure making it come out. Do not see a leak when car is off.
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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 AT 1:53 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

This sounds like it could be the oil pressure sensor. Here is a diagram (below) of its location so you can check it out.

The sensor will leak and run down to the bottom of the engine, use a flashlight to confirm.

You may need to raise the car

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 AT 3:05 PM
Tiny
DEXTER THOMPSON
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Thank you!
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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
KEN
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You are welcome :) Please let me know what happens
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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
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After putting the gasket on. The oil leak is ok, but now my fans won't. Come on making the car run hot. Fans were good until then Now a friend. Says its thermostat and freeze plugs. Will this solve the problem? Another friend who works on cars say its needs a fan motor. HELP. Thanks.
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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Please start a new question
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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 AT 7:30 PM

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