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?
Car is @ 110k mi. Replacing timing belt. Replaced water pump @ 56k. Replace now? on 2000 Volkswagen Jetta
by epitkow in Baltimore, MD on February 23, 2012
ANSWER by mastertech6371 , February 23, 2012
yes to all. the tension of the new timing belt may cause failure of an old pump. tensioners and pulleys are always recommended. Roy