Gasket should be included with new oil filter
It is leaking. Have a complete fluid and filter change. Replace the pan gasket.
A head gasket itself is only about $15. I live in nebraska and if you were to get it professionaly fixed, it would cost anywhere from 200 to 500 dollars..
When you replace your oil filter it come with a new gasket. Just make sure when you remove / replace the old oil filter the oil gasket comes out with it.
lift the engine
The oil filter gasket is built into the filter itself, so just by changing the filter, you always get the new gasket.
Replace the gasket with a new one.
you have to raise the motor or drop the k member, or both
The Goodyear shop at Boynton Beach Blvd and Jog Rd in Boynton beach quoted my son $380 to replace the Oil Filter Adapter gasket and Oild Sending unit. To me, that is more than just a little on the high side.
Don`t. Take Your Car To a Good Mechanic That Knows Transmissions. Or To A Transmission repair Shop You Trust & They Offer Fair Pricing. Have The Filter And Gasket Replaced And Trans Fluid Changed.
Your 1997 Mercury uses a spin on cartridge filter. The gasket is built into the filter. Just apply a thin layer of oil to the new filter gasket and screw it on. Tighten 3/4 turn after it makes contact with the mounting surface. Do not over tighten. If the old gasket was left on when you removed the old filter just pull it off.
Buy the Service Manual and follow the instructions.