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1998 Honda Civic Question: timing belt/water pump/thermostat

 

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cdandp2, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Jamaica Plain, MA, January 07, 2011, 08:10
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Purchased pre-owned car from dealer/shop. Had it checked by third party mechanic. Recommended timing belt/water pump/thermostat be replaced (68,000k). Seller replaced belt but not pump or thermostat stating both appeared to have been replaced. How can I be sure?

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    tunnelram January 07, 2011, 08:31
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    when the pump goes, coolant gets on the belt which in turn renders it junk. it's best to change all 3 when digging into the engine that far. it saves you money in the end also.

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