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

 

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mldinphx, 3.5L V6, Phoenix, AZ, August 02, 2012, 23:50
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When should timing belt be replaced

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    milesauto from Miles Auto Service Inc., August 03, 2012, 05:49
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    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.

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    pushrod, August 03, 2012, 18:07
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    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.

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