Re: oil pump location for 2000 FORD TAURUS 3.0L V6 DOHC
Never done one before but found this ,
I've got a 2000 Duratec
Took off the pipe from the exhaust manifold only.
Carefully lowered the exhaust so not to rip off the O2 sensor wires.
(cut a block of wood to match the exact height to hold up the exhaust so not to rip the wires off)
Dropped the pan, put in a new seal and then jacked the pipe back up.
One man job. I did wrap the pipes with plastic 1st to keep them clean from any oil.
Soak those puppies overnight like everyone else did, to make it easy to drop the pipe the next day. "
Could be completely wrong here but not sure if it was that car where I read that it was the oil feed pipe and filter on base that was restricting clearance and stopping dropping oil pan but that you could get at the bolts with a flexible joint and socket , loosen them off and get enough movement and clearance to drop the sump .Again not sure but I think this was when the pickup pipe / filter was partially blocked causing oil problem .I've tried unsuccessfully to find the link , hence delay in replying .