What is a "front cover" on the Bravada? Needs to be repaired/replaced? on 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada

Took in for an oil change today, inspection recommends several things,one of which is "front cover" at an estimate of $965. Vehicle has 145,000 miles.

by in Greeneville, TN on April 18, 2013
2 answers 6 comments
ANSWER by on April 18, 2013
Get another est. and opinion! 4.3 engine right?
COMMENT by on April 18, 2013
Yes. Just didn't know what a "front cover" is.
COMMENT by on April 18, 2013
It is the timing cover behind the water pump but i have never had one give a problem. Ask why!! Check with another shop. I own a 2000 Blazer, same thing.
ANSWER by on September 20, 2013
I think the mechanic said "front seal" not "front cover". Agree with pushrod get another opinion and estimates.
COMMENT by on September 20, 2013
Probably already have by now!
COMMENT by on September 20, 2013
No, it is front cover. Over the timing belt; advisor said it was leaking. This was at a dealership should so I expected it to be a little pricey. Still haven't had repairs done, just drive it a couple miles to and from work right now. But we need it to pull our horse trailer so don't want to take any big chances.
COMMENT by on September 21, 2013
4.3 V/6 has NO TIMING BELT! It has a timing chain. Take it to a private mechanic and get it fixed. 2 to 3 hour job tops! $400.00 tops, parts & labor, inclu. water pump. Does NOT need timing componets, they are all steel, Don't let anyone convince you otherwise! I know this engine inside and out! Must not be much wrong with it cause we are still talking about this FIVE months later!??!
COMMENT by on September 21, 2013
Sorry, the "belt" was my mistake, not theirs. And, yes, it seems to run just fine. Thanks for the info.

Related Content