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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 3dr HB Manual

2000 Daewoo Lanos
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door HB, Compact
26 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
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October 7, 2008, 4:26 pm

M L
 

Question: I've been advised I need to have my timing belt and

I've been advised I need to have my timing belt and tesioner replaced. Should I have the water pump and seal replaced at the same time?


October 8, 2008, 10:05 am

Kim P
 

This is a very good question, and my answer is a resounding "Yes" Basically when the mechanic goes to replace the timing belt and tensioner they will have very easy access to the water pump, hence it should cost very little extra labor time to replace the water pump at this time. If you want to know the difference ask them mechanic how much extra time to replace the water pump with this job, and then ask how much to replace the water pump by itself (outside the timing belt job). My guess is that you will get about a 2 hour labor savings.

Aside from money savings there is one other important thing to note here -- If the water pump isn't replaced here and it fails while you are driving some day you could be left stranded, and depending on how you respond the failure you could be stranded with and essentially ruined motor. You don't want that. So even if there was no money savings I think it is a good idea to replace the water pump with all timing belt jobs.

-Kim


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