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Timing Cover Gasket

By David Sturtz, April 15, 2008

The timing cover gasket is the working seal between the timing cover and the engine block.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Cover Gasket

  • Oil or coolant leak

Timing Cover Gasket Related Repair Advice

  • The timing cover gasket may be made from standard gasket material, an O-ring style seal, or it may be sealed with a simple silicone-type sealant
  • If the timing cover is removed to correct a leak, the timing components should be thoroughly inspected and replaced, if necessary

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By , September 06, 2017
Got an estimate for $564 to repair timing cover gasket (2003 Saturn Vue, 2WD, 4-Cylinder); is this accurate? (I tried the dropdown on the homepage but this service is not listed.) Thanks in advance!

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