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The best way is to pull the motor out. The timing chain cover needs to come off of the front of the motor (behind the water pump) and this can be done with the motor in the car. The problem comes when you try to put the cover back on. There is a seal that fits in a groove on the bottom of the timing cover. The seal will not let the cover go back into place without damaging the seal. The oil pan needs to be dropped down and then the timing cover goes into place. The oil pan goes on after the timing cover is in place. Any other way will result in premature failure of the timing cover to oil pan seal. If you have enough room under the car and can remove the oil pan, that will work also. I hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011


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