Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: how to put timing chain cover on

asked by on

how to put timing chain cover on 1986 dodge 318
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Assuming you have just replaced the timing ...

Assuming you have just replaced the timing chain, to reinstall the timing chain cover you will need to apply some gasket sealant around the edge of the block where the timing cover seals and bolts to the block. Carefully line up the cover to the block making sure all bolt holes line up to the block. Insert the bolts running them in finger tight to make sure it seals correctly and is aligned properly. Torque down to spec which is usually about 6 ft-lbs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Why does my heater only blow warm and not hot on my 2000 Dodge Stratus

Hello. It does take some time for the coolant to get hot enough to blow hot inside of the vehicle. I usually start by checking the coolant level. Low coolant will cause this. If the coolant level is fine then...

Q: Air conditioner quit running - 1986 Dodge D150

Hello. The best thing to do is to buy a retrofit kit for the A/C system. This will have fittings that will replace the R12 fittings with 134A fittings that your manifold gauge set should fit with no problem. If...

Q: My car has a diagnosis code of P1381 and needs a new VCT solenoid.

Sent billing question to CS for replacement of the variable camshaft timing control solenoid and an oil change.

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...