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This is a discussion on Water pump timing belt within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm new to owning a Subaru and was wondering at about what mileage the water pump goes out on an ...

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    Water pump timing belt

    I'm new to owning a Subaru and was wondering at about what mileage the water pump goes out on an 04 wrx wagon and when would be a good time to change out the timing belt. I'm a little rusty with cars and I haven't owned a boost vehicle before, hondas were my life till I bought this one.

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    Normally they're changed at 75k miles. You can go beyond that, but it gets risky and if it breaks you're looking at some very expensive repairs.
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    75k for the timing belt?? Is there any way I would be able to tell if my water pump is going out??


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    I thought the recommended interval from Subaru was 7 years or 90k


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    Well I guess it is. For some reason I thought it was 75k.

    You can get the water pump kit for under $300, so while the pump may be ok, it's just easiest to replace it while you're already in there doing the timing belt. It's not likely to last a long time past when you do the timing belt change.
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    Yea, I've seen kits that take care of the pulleys, timing belt and water pump for like 250+

    It just seems like it's warming up faster than it had been, and I noticed a leak either coming from the line that went to the pump or coming from the pump itself. So I'm thinking it's not circulating coolant like it should(if possible) and might be around that time to change it out.

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    i would do both water pump and timing belt now. just questionable. subarus are very nice cars and have alot of time and money in mine so if i notice anything wired going on i replace it

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