Q: I had my timing belt and water pump replaced 45000 miles ago. Now I am told I need to replace water pump. Is this normal?

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I had my timing belt and water pump replaced 45,ooo miles ago. Now they tell me I need to replace water pump. Is this normal?

My car has 11450 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, 45,000 miles is a short lifespan for a water pump on your 2000 Honda Odyssey. There are a few reasons the water pump will need to be replaced, such as a pump bearing failure, water pump seal leak, or rust/contamination damaging the pump. Faults such as rust or particles in the cooling system are formed in the cooling system over time and the parts break down, or regular coolant flushes are not performed. These particles can cause the pump to fail prematurely. It would be a good idea to ask why the water pump needs to be replaced or take note of any symptoms you are experiencing with the car before moving forward with this. If you would like to have an expert give you a second opinion on this, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your location to inspect the car and replace the water pump if necessary.

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