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Is it possible to change timing cover gasket with engine in car?

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Yes it is, but you must remove the side motor mount and jack the engine up of the mount as high as possiable this gives the needed room to work and remove the parts, without doing this u can't get the old parts out.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place fender covers on the aprons.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Remove the timing belt cover.
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