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?

asked by on November 04, 2016

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.

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

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

Car wont start away I’ve replace starter battery and alternator what else could cause this problem

You will need to be a little more specific on what the problem is you are having? Is the engine turning over at normal speed when turning to start but engine just takes too long before it will start? This...

If I'm bypass the heater core will I still get heat in my car

Hello. No you will not still have heat. The heater core uses the hot coolant from your engine and radiates it into the cabin to produce the heat you feel from your vents. Also a bad heater core is a...

Vehicle sputters and bogs down in drive

Hey there, it sounds like you may have an issue with fuel getting to the engine. The most likely cause of this is a failed fuel pump or a clogged fuel filter. With these conditions, I would recommend having a...

Related articles

How Engine Timing Works
Your Your car engine consists of a number of rapidly moving parts, including a crankshaft, camshaft, pistons, engine valves, rods and pulleys. As the piston moves up and down, the valves move correspondingly, in and out. The crankshaft spins, and...
How Long Does a Water Pump Pulley Last?
The The pulleys and drive belts on a car help to ensure that everything is getting the power it needs. Without these components working properly, a car will usually not be able to run at all. The water pump pulley...
2012 Toyota Corolla vs. 2012 Honda Civic: Which One Should I Buy?
Compact cars are the unsung heroes, slightly larger than a subcompact, but not quite big enough to be classified as a mid-size sedan. These vehicles have a small wheelbase of no longer than 109 inches with between 100 and 109...