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!
Timing chain cover leak on 2004 Ford Taurus
by kmt030 in Cedarburg, WI on January 26, 2010
ANSWER by dandd on January 28, 2010
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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