Is the water pump driven by the timing belt on my 1998 Lexus ES 300?
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1998 Lexus ES300 Question: Replace water pump at same time as replacing timing belt?
munkyrench August 26, 2009, 12:13Master
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.
ReplyM Gdowik, August 27, 2009, 16:22Rookie
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.
Answer #2Visitor, June 15, 2010, 16:24
it is driven by timing belt