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Move timing cover with the motor still in the car. go behind harmonic balincer

Someone broke a main bolt above the water port changing the water pump.they remed the hole out bigger at the wrong angle , it went into the water port makin a hole they put the wrong bolt back in broke it off. I went to put a new water pump on this car found glue over the hole, found the broken bolt 3 hours tt out. found glue in the hole tried to rethread it, not much luck,got a retainer sleeve in the hole new bolt jb weld in the port hole new pump on, and it leaks. The timing cover behind the water pump is remed bigger at that bolt problem, so was told to put on a new timing cover.As you know space is tight does the cover for the timing go behind the balancer and the other pulley on the left or can i get it off to fix this without removing the motor. Retainer i put in is also pushing th cover out by the bolt hole because its bigger needs to be fixed there so its flat. Leaks behind timing cover there also. Any good Ideas

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Sounds like you have had a frustrating time.... sorry to add to it.... i believe the balancer has to come off to replace the timing cover.


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