how do you stop the leak on a drain plug

Shannon Willingham

Asked by Apr 11, 2016 at 09:44 PM about the 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2003 fotd explorer

3 Answers

Mark Grignon

Drain plug on the oil pan? Find a nylon washer that fits snug around the plug.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Right- if it is the washer, you are golden- get another one- if not, you will have to get a new drain plug


Did just that about a months ago on my 2003. While changing the oil I noticed the washer made onto the oil pan plug had seen better days. Drove to the hardware store and within the plumbing section found a washer which fit perfectly for a buck. Better than twenty bucks at Ford.

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