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Good morning,

I'm preparing the fix the oil pan/front seal leak I have and was planning on replacing the timing chain while I was in there. I haven't been able to find much info about it though as these hardly ever seem to be serviced.

Any of my fellow members tackled this?


Haynes has an online subscription for $20/year, but be worth the investment :)

I was going to throw in an upgraded Melling pump as well

Thanks all
 

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Very easy task if you are replacing the front seal. Getting the damper pulled off is the hardest part of the whole job. If you have AWD it may be possible to remove the pan without messing with the front axle - by using an engine hoist to lift the engine for clearance. Then you can change the engine mounts, which are another weak link of these vehicles.
 

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it's an easy swap, but if your not mechanically inclined, or have never done this type of work,
i'd go to youtube and watch a few videos. any ls timing chain swap video will give you a
general idea of how to. on the oil pan gasket, i'd for sure get the pan all the way off, and use
the rivets that go with the gasket. rtv the corners near the timing chain cover, and also on
the back of the pan where it meets the rear of the block.
 
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