Timing chain tentioners

Tiny
VROMASO
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  • 2002 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 105,000 MILES
Hi,
I am working on 2002 nissan maxima to replace timing chain tentioners. Everything went well up untill now: I've disconected motor mount, altirnator, power steering pump, all the bolts on an aluminum timing cover. The problem I am facing is that the top part of the cover opens but there is something at the bottom of the cover that holds it and don't let me open the cover.
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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 2:51 AM

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Tiny
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Also, I've removed main shaft pulley. So, I see nothing in a way that should be holding it back. Any idea on what could possibly be holding the cover in an area around the main shaft?
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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 2:56 AM
Tiny
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Do oil pan bolts go into cover at bottom?
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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 3:15 AM
Tiny
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No, oil pan does not go into cover.
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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 3:19 AM
Tiny
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The lower and upper oil pan has to be removed for the timing cover to come off.

There is a part that would be obstructed by the oil pan.
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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 1:52 PM

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