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

 

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M Gdowik, Hollywood, FL, August 26, 2009, 07:18
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Is the water pump driven by the timing belt on my 1998 Lexus ES 300?

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    munkyrench August 26, 2009, 12:13
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    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.

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    M Gdowik, August 27, 2009, 16:22
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    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

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    Visitor, June 15, 2010, 16:24

    yes
    it is driven by timing belt

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