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Old 04-01-2007, 13:06   #1 (permalink)
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oil pan gasket removal 2001 ford taurus 3.0

do i have to remove the exoust ,somone told me they might have to remove the motor to do this. that seems to me very unecesary.
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Old 04-01-2007, 18:44   #2 (permalink)
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Re: oil pan gasket removal 2001 ford taurus 3.0

You will have to drop the exhaust Y pipe in order drop the oil pan enough to remove it. Beware, spray some liquid wrench or something on the exhaust bolts and let it soak as its gonna be a chore.
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Re: oil pan gasket removal 2001 ford taurus 3.0

I just replaced my pan due to excess rust. $500 including tax at a local shop.

I would have done it myself, but getting exhausts apart is a definite chore. Unless you are prepared to heat and cut things with an oxyacetylene torch and/or drill with carbide bits you're in for some work.

I'm guessing if the car has enough miles on it for an oil pan gasket leak, those exhaust bolts are good and welded together.

If you do get the exhaust and pan off, and have a fair amount of rust on the pan, and plan to keep the car a while, it might be worth replacing the pan.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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I have a 2000 Tarus and did not have to drop the exaust pipe or even loosen it to get the pan off. There is a trick I found that does work and saved me several days of labor. Check out this article. Be sure to scroll down to the right answer. You'll know it when you see it. There are also pictures.

raise engine to remove y-pipe ? - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
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Re: oil pan gasket removal 2001 ford taurus 3.0

You have to remove the starter to gain access to about 6 pan bolts, FWIW. They Y pipe has to be removed.
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