1994 Ford Taurus Removing Timing chain cover

  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160K miles

My project started as a water pump replacement. One of the four main studs is frozen in the block and will not budge. I opted to take the touch route to go thru the process of removing the timing chain cover to get a better shot at the frozen stud at the block. Using a Chilton, I believe that I have removed all of the fasteners holding the cover on. I have tried to remove the cover and all the movement I get is a gap that I can see at the top, which amounts to about 15 to 20 thousanths. I have even been able to apply pressure with a pry bar, but no go. The Chilton does caution not to overlook the bolt behind the oil filter adapter. Question: do they mean the cap screw or is there another screw which I cannot see? Question: since the hole for the four main studs are clearance holes, could that frozen stud have such a hold on the cover?
Monday, February 15th, 2010 AT 10:14 PM

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It took me 3 days to do one; I did consider replacing the cover too
To make sure you had removed all screws compare it with the new chain cover gasket make sure oil pan to cover was removed too
Most likely and if sure all bolts was removed it's the rust and corrosion that is holding it
Spray and tap on the corroded bolt if possible


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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 AT 7:09 PM

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