when timing belt replaced does water pump always need replaced? on 2005 Honda Pilot

When should timing belt be replaced

by in Phoenix, AZ on August 02, 2012
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by , August 03, 2012
Factory recommendation for timing belt replacement is at 105000 miles. We recommend replaceing water pump at that time due to its age and additional labor is at a minimun to do it while the timing belt is being done. Buts its the customers choice if they choose not to replace water pump. I advise that if the water pump should start leaking at a later date it will most likely cause timing belt to be replace again at that time.
COMMENT by , August 03, 2012
Same at my shop, or any shop for that matter.Plus if the pump goes out a week later it could result in the timing belt breaking and lead to engine damage if driven by the timing belt.