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1992 Dodge D250 Question: Is there a gasket between the timing cover and the vacuum pump?

 

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Hot Rod Denny, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Colorado Springs, CO, December 31, 2011, 00:45
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I have an oil leak bad, need instructions on how to remove and does it take a gasket or how do I stop the leak if it does not? What is the easiest way to remove and repair myself, ASAP, like today, Saturday.. if possible while I have the time.......and how long does it take to do this? Thanks....Denny

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    autospecialty from Auto Specialty, Inc., December 31, 2011, 02:09
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    I recommend steam cleaning the area off first, running the engine to locate the leak, I use a large telescoping mirror. If it is the vacuum pump, it does use a gasket. make sure the pump itself is not leaking around the shaft. To change the pump, Disconnect negative battery cable. Position drain pan under power steering pump, disconnect vacuum and steering pump hoses, disconnect oil pressure sender wires and remove sender, disconnect oil feed line from fitting at underside of vacuum pump,Remove lower bolt attaching pump assembly to engine block. Remove bottom, inboard nut attaching adapter to steering pump. This nut secures a small bracket to the block. Nut and bracket must be removed before pump assembly can be removed. Remove upper bolt that attaches pump assembly to block. Lift pump assembly from vehicle. To install reverse procedure. Will take about two hours. Greg

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    Hot Rod Denny, December 31, 2011, 02:29
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    After the vacuum pump is removed will it knock the timing for the injection pump off? If so, now what do I do? If not, I'm good then, right? Nothing else to watch for? Bless you for helping me, what a nightmare this has been tying to get an answer from anyone here! Thank You so much...Dennis & Theresa

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    autospecialty, December 31, 2011, 05:40
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    The injection pump tim ing is not being disturbed, your ok.

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