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Timing chain cover cracked

How would this happen? We took 1995 chevy s-10 to shop for a new full pump. Got the truck back leaking oil like crazy. Man at shop said there is a 3-4 inch crack in the plastic timing chain cover.
Has anyone heard of this. Did they do something to the truck? It never leaked any oil. Not a drop.

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    does things like this just happen if the truck never leaked before. he said it is such a bad leak not to drive it.

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A cracked cover will not cause a leak. Overtightening the cover will cause a problem or perhaps they mishandled it and broke it and tried to put it back on. The seals around the camshafts may be at fault. When they replaced the fuel pump they should not have messed with this so I would have them explain what they did.

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  • 240cpa Jan 28, 2009

    A truck that never leaked usually does not spring a leak instantly. Not knowing where the leak is coming from, I would pull the cover and see what is happening underneath. You should be able to leave it off while the engine runs.

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