Question Asked: Do I need to replace my water pump at 82,000 miles?
June 18, 2012, 09:35 AM
When I brought my Highlander Hybrid in for maintenance, Toyota service recommended replacing the timing belt and water pump (together) for $739. The rationale for doing both together was that they are next to each other, so it's more cost effective to replace them both before anything goes wrong (to save on labor costs). I understand the need to replace the timing belt, but is the water pump replacement really necessary? It seems very expensive.