Replace water pump at same time as replacing timing belt? on 1998 Lexus ES300

Is the water pump driven by the timing belt on my 1998 Lexus ES 300?

by in Hollywood, FL on August 26, 2009
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , August 26, 2009
The water pump is driven by the timing belt, so it is a good idea to replace it at the same time. This will save you in labor costs should the pump start leaking later.
COMMENT by , August 27, 2009
Thank you munkyrench, I spoke with the dealership and will have them install a new water pump at the same time the timing belt is installed. You are correct. M. Gdowik
ANSWER by , June 15, 2010
yes it is driven by timing belt