Went in for oil leak service and now it won't run

Tiny
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  • 1999 MITSUBISHI GALANT
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Is it possible to damage the engine while replacing the valve cover gaskets? We drove our car into a shop, running fine, with an oil leak. And after the work was done, the car wouldn't run. The car was towed to a dealership, where we were told the engine We had just had the car in a few weeks prior. Had the timing belt changed

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 11:49 PM

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Tiny
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There isn't anything that can really be accidently damaged. Why was the timing belt replaced?

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 11:50 PM
Tiny
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We replaced the timing belt as general maintenance. It had the original belt, and the dealer strongly suggested it be replaced.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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Okay. What problem has come up since the valve cover? There really isn't too much to hurt by doing that unless something was left unplugged or disconnected.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 1:45 AM

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