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Old 04-23-2007, 04:48   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Leak

97 taurus with 3.0
I just discovered an oil leak from, I'm guessing here, the main seal. The leak appears to coming from the front of the engine, low. But I can't really see it without taking the wheel well out. How big of a job is that to fix the leak and does anyone have a how to? I'm a novice but I have worked on cars before, brakes, water pumps, a gasket or two. Thanks for any advice or direction.
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Old 04-23-2007, 16:24   #2 (permalink)
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if its the same oil leak i had on my 96 taurus g w/ 3.0 ...the oil pan rusted out
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:52   #3 (permalink)
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Or oil pan gasket. Common issue.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:08   #4 (permalink)
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On my '97 3.0 Vulcan I recently got a leak and assumed the oil pan was the cause. After replacing the pan the leak was still there. It turned out to be the rear main. So I may have replaced a good pan, but it probably wasn't long for this world since it was very rusty.

Make sure you check things out. If I had know it was both (or at least the rear main), I would have gotten rid of the car instead of dumping $1500 into it.

BTW the pan isn't too bad to do yourself if you can just get the exhaust off. My rear main seal leak involved dropping the engine. I'm not sure if its a DIYer job. Others may have do it so I defer to their wisdom.
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looks like its the front main seal. def not pan leak. 97 taurus with 195,000, i think i just might let it drip for a while. thats gotta be at least a grand. at least.
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looks like its the front main seal. def not pan leak. 97 taurus with 195,000, i think i just might let it drip for a while. thats gotta be at least a grand. at least.
You are correct.

Price of my new main seal: 1100
Price of my new oil pan: 500
Feeling I get realizing this is the most expensive car I've ever owned....priceless.
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You are correct.

Price of my new main seal: 1100
Price of my new oil pan: 500
Feeling I get realizing this is the most expensive car I've ever owned....priceless.

you really should feel like you are getting ripped off.....autozone and advance sell those oil pans for $70....with lifetime warranties.....the main seal im not sure of though
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oh and im sorry....if you need me to pick you one up....i can if youd pay shipping......email me...BlacKJesuS216@gmail.com
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you really should feel like you are getting ripped off.....autozone and advance sell those oil pans for $70....with lifetime warranties.....the main seal im not sure of though
Yes I know oil pans are relatively cheap. But since I have no way of getting exhaust pipes with 140K miles worth of Northeast winter rust apart, I figure I'd pay to have it done. Been there done that enough to know its not worth the frustration.
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Yes I know oil pans are relatively cheap. But since I have no way of getting exhaust pipes with 140K miles worth of Northeast winter rust apart, I figure I'd pay to have it done. Been there done that enough to know its not worth the frustration.

oh aight gotcha......go dunno how comfortable you are about drivin to the hood...but you can get that shit done right and for cheap....i lived right off the lake in cleveland so i know about the salt
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