2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Timing Belt Change

Tiny
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  • 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,000 MILES
Does the water pump have to be replaced when changing timing belt? I thought this was true on older cars, can't imagine it would with this.
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 9:38 AM

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Tiny
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Hi:
If you have a V6, then the pump is run by the timing belt. Because of the amount of work involved in replacing it, it is recommended. However, if the old one if good, no leaks, and you want to save a few bucks, you can let it alone. The only problem is if it goes bad in a few months, you need to pay all of that labor again.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 9:34 PM

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