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2001 mercury sable oil pan gasket leaking replace

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Put the car on ramps and remove all of the bolts clean the old gasket off and put a little gasket seal on the bottom of the gasket to hold it in place and put back together and make sure you put the right kind of transmission fluid back in it give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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