What is a Front Engine Cover? on 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

I was told that my front engine cover is cracked and drips coolant steadily and that it will cost $800 to fix.

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Engine size will help! But it is the cover on the front of the engine!! Timing cover is another name for it. It's behind the belt on the passenger side. We really need to know what engine you have to help further!