Timing cover trouble

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by cbwilson88, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. cbwilson88

    cbwilson88 Member

    Hello all, I have a 2005 2.7L taco that I had to replace the head gasket on. Everything came apart fine and reassembly has gone well, until it came time to put the timing cover on. We've been stuck on getting the timing cover back on for three days and now it feels like we are making it way more difficult than it should be. The engine is currently still in the truck. Do we have to take off the oil pan, or can it stay in? The timing cover came off just fine with the oil pan in place, so we're assuming it should go back on. Has anyone else ever had trouble with this?
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I haven't done a 2.7 but I've done a few of the 22re head gaskets. I'd have to drop the front of the oil pan to get it to seat. Might not be the same for the 2.7L but sounds like it could be.
    Bogunn likes this.

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