2005 Honda Pilot Q&A

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

When should timing belt be replaced -
Answer 1
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 1
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. -