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    Water pump replacement from dealer

    Hello Everyone,
    About around 46k kmiles I had my water pump replaced due to failure at the dealership under powertrain warranty. I am now at 102k miles with the message displaying to replace my timing belt. My question is, should the dealer have replaced the timing belt along aoth the tensioner and idler pulley when they replaced the water pump? I was told that wasnt done when I asked the dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frarey17 View Post
    Hello Everyone,
    About around 46k kmiles I had my water pump replaced due to failure at the dealership under powertrain warranty. I am now at 102k miles with the message displaying to replace my timing belt. My question is, should the dealer have replaced the timing belt along aoth the tensioner and idler pulley when they replaced the water pump? I was told that wasnt done when I asked the dealer.
    Yes and no.

    In my case, my diesel water pump failed dramatically at 65K. It literally dumped a liter or more of antifreeze all over the timing case/belt and eventually on the ground under the car.

    Dealer first attempted to repair WP without replacing TB and tensioner/idler. But the mechanic argued the failure was so bad the TB had been contaminated with antifreeze which could potentially compromise TB longevity leading to premature failure. So, they did do the TB and tensioner/idler under warranty.

    However, I’ve read here where others have NOT had new TB installed with a WP failure. The WP failure was more like a very small leak so the TB was not contaminated.
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    Lesson here is to request those services at the time of water pump replacement (and pay for them). Hopefully they will cut you a deal due to labor redundancies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frarey17 View Post
    Hello Everyone,
    About around 46k kmiles I had my water pump replaced due to failure at the dealership under powertrain warranty. I am now at 102k miles with the message displaying to replace my timing belt. My question is, should the dealer have replaced the timing belt along aoth the tensioner and idler pulley when they replaced the water pump? I was told that wasnt done when I asked the dealer.
    No. The timing belt is a routine service item and the service schedule shows it being due every 100,000 miles.
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    Thanks guys. I guess ill just end up doing it myself. Lesson learned i guess. So should I replace the sater pump as well along woth the puller and tensioner?

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    If the water pump warranty is 150K/10 years, why?
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    Okay, I wasnt aware the new one had an extended warranty. Thanks

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    Reminder to readers: The OP vehicle is a diesel.

    There is no extended coverage for the diesel water pump.

    As far as 'Should you replace it when you do the timing belt?'.........Tough call....I've had water pumps fail in less than 10k miles, others go the life of the car.
    I guess it depends on how lucky you feel.......Most likely, If nice and dry, I'd leave it alone.

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    If it operates with the timing belt. Most definitely replace it.

    If it don't get touched when replacing belt. Leave it alone.

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