Q: Driving belt and water pump replacment

asked by on

I have a 2006 hyundai sonata that I just took into the shop since I thought I was leaking coolant. They just informed me that I need to replace my driving belt and water pump. They didn't mention anything about a leak, just that I need to replace those two things. I had my water pump replaced at 65000 miles. Can you please give me some advice on whether I need to do this? or if this is just recommended maintenance. I have never had my drive belt replaced.

My car has 102000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. They should have told you exactly what component was leaking. It’s still unclear if it’s the water pump, radiator, or something else leaking. The drive belt (also called the serpentine belt) should be replaced if it has cracks or got coolant on it from a water pump leak. The serpentine belt needs to come off when the water pump is worked on, so there should only be a charge for the part and no additional labor. I suggest you get a second opinion from another qualified mechanic. Consider YourMechanic, as their certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or workplace to inspect what’s causing the leak.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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. Driving belt and water pump replacment

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: fuel guage not working immediately after throddle body was replaced

Hi Renee. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually replacing a throttle body will not impact the fuel gauge or other monitoring systems, so it's likely that they removed an electrical connector or sensor and forgot to reattach. I would recommend...

Q: When driving over puddle, water intrusion caused car to shut off

Hi there. If the engine sucked enough water into it to cause a rod to fail and go through the block then the engine will need to be replaced. As for he rest of the power train it will be...

Q: Hey Kenneth. I was wondering if you do the timing chain at my place or is that something you don't do since it's internal

Timing chains to my knowledge are currently not a service that is offered by YourMechanic. Timing belts however, can be replaced. I would recommend taking your vehicle to a qualified professional shop locally in your area.

Related articles

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.