Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Toyota Avalon 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 64K miles
I have a 1999 Avalon with only 64K miles. I wanted to change the belts, which have never been done, but the dealer said I should also replace the water pump at the same time. The cost then would be almost $1000. Do you think I should do so? Their argument is that a new timing belt puts more pressure on the pump's bearings, and it would likely fail quickly.
Is this just dealer BS, or is that good advice?
Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 8:57 AM