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1996 ford T-bird Lx V6 trying to remove timing chain cover to replace gasket ( oil leak above filter housing. All bolts I can see are removed, does the oil filter housing have to be removed also > and oil pan ?? It appears the cover is stuck Or at oil pan area

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  • dagrizzvtx May 09, 2009

    Thanks,

    after looking for what ever reason this model does not use the bolts between front of oil pan to lower section of timing cover ( both oil pan and timing cover are tapped no way to install bolts )

    After looking more found a Allen bolt hidden by oil pump, filter mount. Loosened to two front oil pan bolts and removed the hidden Allen and out she came...

    After all that the oil leak was not the gasket but whom ever chained timing chain before we owned car cracked the cover and had sealed with silicone.

    Little tig work did the trick and she is back and running again...

    Thanks for the help greatly appreciated.



    Kps

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Can't get to the last bolt on right side, any suggestions?

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Cover has 2-4 bolts at front of oil pan and harmonic balancer will need to be removed to take cover of of crankshaft.. lemmee kno if that solves your problem...chris..

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