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Q: Timing belt cover leak

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The car leaks from the timing belt cover.

A: The leak is likely due to a failed timing c...

The leak is likely due to a failed timing chain cover gasket. However, the water pump is driven off the timing chain and located behind the timing cover. So, if the vehicle is leaking coolant from the timing cover area, the water pump might be to blame. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect and repair your leak.

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