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1998 Ford Explorer Question: Mechanic thinks it is timing cover gasket, if not what else could it be?

 

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kdb1413, Perry, IA, December 18, 2012, 12:40
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we took our Ford Explorer 1998 8V V8 to a mechanic to replace water pump, due to leaking antifreeze, and now he says it is something else and we may need to replace the timing cover gasket, so Why??? If it is not that then what else could it be and how much money are we looking at for spending on fixing this problem?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13656 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 18, 2012, 13:01
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    what size motor do you have? it could exceed 1500.00 plus the water pump.kinda of a mis diag if you ask me

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    kdb1413, December 19, 2012, 10:13
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    It is a V8 5.0l and he just put a new water pump in and that is how he said it might be the timing cover gasket, but wont know for sure until he tears it apart to find out exactly what it is.

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    globalhelper, December 19, 2012, 12:17
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    wow sounds like he screwed up the diag

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