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How do i replace the timing chain cover gasket

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The engine size will make differance the hardest part is the crank pully (or harmonic balancer) removal. If you are rmoving for an oil leak that is not common the common leak in that area is the crank seal.

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Go to the autozone website at autozone.com and register your car. It's free and will give you access to an online repair manual for your car. The information you are looking for should be available there. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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Have you removed the PS pump pulley? You need to do that to get it off.

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2.2L VIN 4 To Remove:

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Drive belt.
    • Drive belt tensioner.
    • Alternator.
    • Power steering pump. Place the pump aside with the lines attached.
  2. Lift the vehicle.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Oil pan.
    • Crankshaft pulley and hub.
    • Timing cover bolts.
    • Timing cover. If necessary, tap with a rubber mallet to loosen the cover.
  4. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Timing cover gasket.
    • Timing cover and the bolts. Tighten the bolts to 11 Nm (97 in. lbs.).
    • Crankshaft pulley hub and the crankshaft pulley.
    • Oil pan.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Power steering pump.
    • Alternator.
    • Drive belt tensioner.
    • Drive belt.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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Typically the timing cover holds the front seal for the oil pan. You may not have to remove all of the bolts on the pan but it does need to drop down enough to put the timing cover on and usually that means the gasket on the pan will also have to be replaced as it gets torn up when you pry the oil pan loose. You will also need a harmonic balancer puller to get that off.

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Hi,
It sounds as though your timing is off, just a little. Since you seem to be pretty handy, I won't bore you with the details, it should be easy for you to adjust it. If you don't know how... please contact me.

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