Q: Do I need to replace timing belt again of replacing water pump?

asked by on

I just received a quote and mechanic said that I must replace timing belt if I replace water pump. Is this true?

I thought it was only recommended to replace pump, when replacing timing belt because they are more faulty.

My car has 143000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The water pump and timing belt should be replaced as a set if the coolant leaked on the belt. The coolant leaking on it will damage the belt.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Do I need to replace timing belt again of replacing water pump?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My alternator was just replaced. Now it's whining and locking on me! Why?

Check the transmission output shaft housing and make sure that it is not cracked or damaged. The vehicle speed sensor is located in the output shaft housing and controls the speedometer. If the housing is binding with the output shaft,...

Q: Key spinning freely in the ignition

It sounds like your ignition switch has broken. This switch has the detents in it that give you the different positions that the key goes through (e.g., Off, Accessory, On, Crank). This switch breaking explains why your key would be...

Q: Intermittent Oil Pressure Light shows still, please help!

Hi there. Check the oil pressure with the engine at 4000 RPM's. If the oil pressure is normal and high, then the oil pressure sensor is failing due to engine harmonic vibrations. If the oil pressure has dropped at...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...