Trouble Picking Up Speed on 1994 Mazda MX-6

I've just had my water pump replaced and now the car is having an trouble picking up speed and engine shuts off. The mechanic who put the water pump said I needed to get a tune up and that the rpms need to be raised. I had my spark plugs and wires replaced and it's still having the same problem. Can anyone help?

by in Richmond, VA on August 02, 2010
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , August 02, 2010
my guess is that he had the timing belt off and did not replace it correctly. return the car to him and have him get the timing correct. Roy
COMMENT by , August 02, 2010
Thx, I asked him did he set the timing and he tried to tell me that, that didn't have anything to do with putting the water pump on. I think he's just trying to rip me off because I am a female.
COMMENT by , August 02, 2010
take it somewhere else for an evaluation and find out for sure, then return to him with proof and a bill to pay you to find out he made a mistake. Roy
ANSWER by , August 02, 2010
There is no way to replace the water pump on this engine without removing and replacing the timing belt on the process. He is wrong about the "tune-up" etc. If the water pump leaked onto the belt it's now likely to fail and was probably due for replacement anyway by the time the water pump wore out. I would not recommend, based on what you have said, to allow this guy to work on your car at all if he didn't get the timing right and didn't try to get you to buy the complete service which would have included a new timing belt, tensioner and camshaft and crankshaft seals. Any less than the complete job is a risk to you and any mechanic who is liable for damages due to his neglegent work.