Q: Does timing belt replacement also include timing cover gasket replacement?

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Hello,

A YM mechanic recommended timing cover gasket replacement to fix an oil leak on my Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2003. Since the car is also due for timing belt replacement, I was wondering if timing belt service would also include replacing the timing cover gasket.

Thank you, Sal

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello Sal, the timing cover gasket would be replaced and included in the estimate with the timing belt. There may be a timing belt kit available which would include coolant pump, gaskets and drive pulleys. Another recommendation would to replace the coolant pump as well, the timing belt drives the pump. Please look at this web site for an estimate. (https://www.yourmechanic.com)

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