Did your vehicle shut down while driving before pulling over? If not then I would say that it may not be the Timing Belt, cause your vehicle would have shut down as soon as it broke.
It is possible that the water pump has gone bad. And it is run by the Timing Belt. So, it would only make sense to change the Timing Components at the same time.
And of course the dealer is gonna be more expensive than if you call your local repair shops.
So, I would call around and inquire about your problem and then decide on which one you feel has been more truthful and have it taken to them for diagnosis.
Or if you are mechanically enclined we can assist in diagnosis by giving you places to start looking.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 2:39 PM