1996 Honda Accord 4 cyl Automatic 130k miles
I thought I had a leak in the raidiator. After several trips to a mechanic and no fix I had a back alley guy come and take a look. He said the water pump is bad and I need to replace that as well as the timing belt.
I dont know much about cars but after searching on the internet I have found that a lot of people suggest replaceing the following all at the same time;
-balance shaft belt
-valve cover gasket
1. What is essential to replace when I am doing the water pump?
2. Can I safely drive the car for a few weeks short distances (5-10 miles trips) til I have the funds to get it fixed?
3. What can I expect to pay? I have seen estimates of $350 to $1000
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 3:27 PM