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Where is the commen oil leak on a 97 ford taurus

Oil leak on a 97 ford taurus leaks 1/2 litter 2 to3 days looks like from bottem. is it a easy fix?

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Maybe, maybe not, It's most likely a bad rear seal or worn main bearings but check the oil filter just to be safe. Sometimes things go wrong when changing the oil filter that can cause similar symptoms.
1) old gasket left behind.
2) cross threaded filter.
3) loose filter.
4) damage gasket or defective new filter.

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RECOMENDATION:
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