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.
The oil filter gasket is built into the filter itself, so just by changing the filter, you always get the new gasket.
lift the engine
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.
Replace the gasket with a new one.
you have to raise the motor or drop the k member, or both
Specifically where is it leaking? At the gasket? Replace gasket.
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.
Drop the pan, replace the filter and gasket, replace the pan and add transmission fluid.
a ratchet, extension, socket of the correct size of the bolts, gasket remover, gasket scrapper, gasket sealer, knowledge and patients.
Remove pan. Pull filter. Replace filter and gasket. Torqe to spec. Refill fluid to correct level.
Oil filter installed incorrectly as in too tight, too loose, the gasket was not oiled prior to installation, or the old filter gasket was left on. It can also be a valve cover gasket leaking and running down by the filter. Replace the oil filter and oil the gasket and tighten 3/4 turn after it makes contact with the mounting surface. If the leak persists if is not the filter.
Buy the Service Manual and follow the instructions.
At the bottom of the transmission unbolt the pan and completely remove the old gasket from the rim then replace it with the new one. You'll need to be careful of the oil spilling out when unbolting and I would replace the fluid and filter while you're at it. The filter is on the bottom of the trans enclosed by the pan.
Remove the transmission oil pan for access to filter. Replace filter, fluid, and gasket.
Remove transmission oil pan for acces to filter Replace fluid, filter, and gasket
Drop transmission oil pan- filter is held on by 2 short bolts - make sure you replace the "O" ring in the filter Clean pan Replace pan gasket
You need to remove the transmission pan to get to the transmission filter. You'll need to get a transmission filter kit which includes a pan gasket and filter.
To change the gasket remove the oil filter. There will be 2 bolts holding the adapter to the block, remove them push the adapter off. Clean both surfaces apply gasket seal to gasket. Put the bolts thru the holes and apply gasket to adapter. Start the bolts into engine block and tighten evenly. Put on a new oil filter making sure the filter rubber gasket has a coating of oil.
I just had the timing cover gasket on my 2000 Ford Taurus replaced...Cost of Repair was $513
Remove the transmission oil pan for access to filter Replace fluid, filter and gasket
Remove transmission oil pan for access to filter. Replace pan gasket, fluid and filter