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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Car is @ 110k mi. Replacing timing belt. Replaced water pump @ 56k. Replace now?

 

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epitkow, 4 Cylinder, Baltimore, MD, February 23, 2012, 17:46
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My car is almost @ 110,000 miles and I need to replace the timing belt. I've heard you should replace the water pump at the same time to avoid having to do it later. I replaced my water pump at 56,000 miles. Should I skip it or will it go again soon? Should I also replace the idlers, tensioners, drive belt and front engine seals like some people recommend?

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    February 23, 2012, 19:21
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    yes to all. the tension of the new timing belt may cause failure of an old pump.

    tensioners and pulleys are always recommended.

    Roy

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