1999 Honda Odyssey radiator /water pump /timing belt

Tiny
MIKEFAUCHER
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  • 1999 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
The radiator leaks. Mechanic suggests to replace it. Also he suggests to replace the water pump & timing belt.

My money is short. I know I can replace the radiator my self, but I'm not so sure about the water pump & timing belt. I had done this job once before on a 77 Ford LTD I had many years ago, but thats the ony time I did that.

I'm debating if this is worth me trying to do myself to save a few hundred bucks on labor, or if I should just try to work out something with the garage to pay for them to do it.
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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
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HI there,

The timing belt is not due to be replaced until 105,000 Miles, do the radiator now and save up for the timing belt job, you do not have to replace the water pump when the belt is done, some mechanics will suggest this as it is only a few bolts after the timing belt is removed, if there is no noise or signs of leaking you can choose to leave it.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the very quick response Mark. I'll follow your advise. This mechanic is generally OK, but he has done work for me before that I think could have had more focus on customer satisfaction vs lining his wallet.

I hope you have a safe/happy/healthy holiday season.

Mike
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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Ok that a good move, if you intend to do the belt and pump job and you need assistance feel free to come here, that is what we are here for,

Have a safe and happy Xmas and new year,

Thank you for using 2carpros,
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Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 12:32 AM

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