8 Simple Steps for removal of front cover:
1/4. Unless you have an extrordinary memory use ziplocks and a marker to label hardware.
3/8.Buy a front cover gasket set.
1/2: (If you do this) Disconnect the battery.
1.Drain the antifreeze (Valve at bottom of radiator or disconnect the bottom hose) You'll have to remove the hose later anyway. Oh and while you're down there grab a 7/16 and a 1/2 wrench and remove the bolts from the oil pan holding the front cover on.
1 1/2. (Hint)Remove upper radiator hose for clearance. It should be empy by now anyway.
2.Remove the four bolts holding the fan on and remove the fan and spacer( a soft hammer or woodblock may be used to remove the spacer ).
3. Loosen accessory drive belts and remove.
3 1/2. You didn't mention if it had any power accessories. Remove the accessory brackets. Lay the accessories to the side but don't disconnect any lines, you don't need to.
4. Remove the water pump pulley. You should be looking at the water pump now.
5. Loosen the water pump bolts but don't remove them yet. Tap the snout of the water pump with the same soft hammer or woodblock to loosen it up from the gasket. You shouldn't have to beat on it. If you do, you missed a bolt.
5 1/2.Remove the water pump with the bolts still in it. It's easier to locate them later and they're all differrent lengths.( New pump time?)
6. Remove the crank pulley and damper (using appropriate puller).
7. Disconnect the fuel line from the fuel pump and plug the line from the tank.
7 5/8. Remove the pump itself from the front cover. The cover might come loose while removing. Remove oil slinger from crank snout.
7 11/16. Remove the front cover and voila there's your timing chain. Watch that nothing falls into the oil pan. Stuff rags in to help.(Replace the seal in the cover.)
8.Remove the bolt holding the fuel pump eccentric and remove the eccentric and the cam sprocket and crank gear. (Timing marks should face each other.)
See it's that easy!