2004 Ford Taurus Q&A
2004 Ford Taurus Question: Timing chain cover leak
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. Thanks! - kmt030
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. - dandd
I had the water pump replaced about 6 months ago. A week after I had it replaced, the continued to leak coolant and I took it back to the mechanic. He stated that a hose just needed to be replace...
What could be the cause of my leak. Could it be a freeze plug, its in the area of the water pump but its not the water pump. Have changed thermostate, water pump, hose.
what should i check first
Replaced water pump 2 months ago and it was fine until now