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Old 06-06-2013, 10:22 AM
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Default Help!!! timing cover wont come off

hey all.. so, i have followed the manuals and tsb.. even the not mentioned compressor bolts, but i am stuck pulling the timing cover.. it is really tough and i dont want to stress it too much.. any tips PLEASE!!!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:09 PM
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Don't forget to remove the middle cover idler pulley it also holds the cover on.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:18 PM
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Don't forget to remove the middle cover idler pulley it also holds the cover on.
What he said :)
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:41 PM
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thanks for the replies.. unfortunately,.. everything is removed from the timing case.. it is just literally stuck on there somehow. I have pry'd it back a good amount starting at the top and i can see the seam down each side but there is just no give and im afraid to put too much pressure on the cover..?? any other suggestions?
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:59 PM
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Did you get the two bolts at the front of the oil pan? All 25 bolts from the cover itself?

Maybe take a picture and put on here.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:09 PM
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Suggest you make sure you got all the bolts - especially the one next to the alternator - tucked in there and hard to see. My mistake was putting accessory bolts back on the cover and not marking them as such (with white out?). I removed one of them thinking it was a cover bolt and therefore had the correct NUMBER of cover bolts accounted for - but there was one left by the alternator that I missed.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:14 PM
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Did you get the two bolts at the front of the oil pan? All 25 bolts from the cover itself?

Maybe take a picture and put on here.
Ya.. i got the two oil pan bolts and the other 25 and the compressor bolts.. lemme get a pic goin to give a better idea of where im at.

Thank you so much for replying!
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:11 PM
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Np....just did this Memorial Day weekend myself and had a bit of trouble getting the front case off too
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:13 PM
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One thing I did was used a putty knife (or a razor blade where I couldn't fit the putty knife) to sorta cut through the RTV that's on there.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:17 PM
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try using a stainless steel scraper (putty knife) and gently tap (wedge) into the two recess tabs between the outer and inner covers on the top near the valve cam gear areas per the manual. once it starts to separate, it sold come off easily.

keep us posted
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:37 PM
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So here's where im at.. The case is opened up but will not budge past this. All bolts are free as shown in TSB, ESM, and diy's.
The gap tapers as it goes down to the pan but it wont come off!!!. HELP!!!

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:46 PM
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i also have razored the seam and detatched most if not all of the liquid gasket, but it just wont pull..
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:00 PM
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You've got all of your bolts back in the holes for the pulley's etc, one of those not out all of the way? Kinda hard to tell with that pic
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:03 PM
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Aaahh.. this is terrible.. been stuck in this same spot for 12 hours.. Thank you everyone for your replies.. hopefully somethin will give.. and i can finish this.. and drive my truck rather than bleed and cry on it..
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:06 PM
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ya,.. all the bolts are out.. just sitting in thier place.. ive checked it about thirty times today just cause i cant do anything else..
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