Timing belt & Water Pump on 2000 Volkswagen Jetta

What is the usual lifetime of the timing belt & how can you tell its going?
What is the Life of the Timing Belt & Water Pump (in years & mileage).

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You should replace the timing belt every 60-90k miles. You can find more information via this article http://repairpal.com/timing-belt-replacement. Typically the water pump is replaced at the same time as the timing belt as they go out around the same time, plus what is needed to disassemble the car is the same for both eliminating future labor charges. http://repairpal.com/water-pump-replacement