A timing cover is a metal or plastic enclosure that covers and protects the timing components from dirt, dust, and debris.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Engine oil and/or coolant leak
- Scraping or rattle noise from front of engine
- Missing timing mark
Related Repair Advice
- When replacing the timing belt or chain, the timing cover should be inspected for damage and replaced, if necessary
- If the timing cover is removed to correct a leak, the timing components should be thoroughly inspected and replaced, if necessary