1999 Lexus LS400 Q&A

1999 Lexus LS400 Question: Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement

I have a 1999 two owner Lexus LS 400 with 30K miles. The car has been great and free of any problems. All maintenance to date has been performed by the Lexus dealer. The dealer is suggesting I replace the timing belt and water pump on the car. This is an expensive fix. I'm possibly looking to sell the car later this year and I'm wondering if replacing the water pump and timing belt is a must right now in order to keep the car in tip top shape - or this is something that can wait? -
Answer 1
yes and no is the answer. timing belt, water pump, idlers and tensioner is normally done at 90,000 miles. however, your car is nearly 12 years old. if you gamble with this and the belt breaks or loses a few teeth, you've lost an engine. it's your car and it's your money. do you really feel THAT lucky?? -
Related Items:
How can I get an estimate on changeing the timing belt, water pump, and serpentine belt as a combination? The car has 97,000 miles on it. I also need a garage in the Memphis, Germantown area.
Looking at buying this car used from original owner - it has 190,000 miles current owner has never replaced timing belt (nor on his previous 3 LExus')..he says it only needs to be replaced if it br...
My cars water level is normal with no change, and I have not observed any leaks, but my car has stated to run warmer than normal. I turned on the heater to avoid it over-heating. I have not allowe...
water pump is leaking I just want to know if its internal or external.
How often is this repair done(recommend mileage)? What is the manufacturers recommended time to change? An with all the other recommended repair that should be done at the same time as the timing b...