Q: Do you have to remove the engine to replace timing chain cover gasket and water pump?

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Timing chain cover gasket is dry and leaking some water. so is water pump.

My car has 106000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

In short, no; you don’t have to remove the engine to replace a timing cover gasket or water pump on a 2000 Ford Taurus. You should remove ancillary components such as the radiator and some other parts in order to have easier access to complete this job. The best advice I can offer is to either have a professional mobile mechanic from YourMechanic.com complete your timing cover gasket or water pump replacement or purchase a service manual for your 2000 Ford Taurus and follow their steps.

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