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    Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement

    When I go to the mechanic and ask for a timing belt replacement, is it a good idea to get the water pump replaced too? And is the mechanic responsible for replacing any tensioners/pullies that may be bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asilva4877 View Post
    When I go to the mechanic and ask for a timing belt replacement, is it a good idea to get the water pump replaced too?
    Yes.

    And is the mechanic responsible for replacing any tensioners/pullies that may be bad?
    No. To make them responsible for doing anything, pay them to do so.
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    do the hydraulic tensioner too and if you got the money idler pulleys but they're about 40-50$ a piece and i believe there are 3 of them i got all my stuff in my tool box getting ready to do it good luck with you timing belt
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    if the pullies do not rattle when spinning are they still good?

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    If you feel a new pulley and a 100K old pulley you will see that a silent 100K old pulley is still good but you may also wonder for how long that will still be the case.
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