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2004 Ford Taurus Question: Timing chain cover leak



kmt030, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Cedarburg, WI, January 26, 2010, 09:23

I have a small oil leak coming from the timing chain cover on my 04 taurus (dohc). How costly should this repair be and are there any other components I should replace while this is being repaired? Also, is this common on the Taurus? I just put 46k on this vehicle.


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    January 28, 2010, 21:42

    This is common and I would do the seals, the belt(s) and the water pump while you are at it. The timing cover has a large gasket which fails so replace this. Make sure that your timing cover is still good enough to re-install. Sometimes they get pitted and need to be replaced as well.

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