Is it necessary to replace a water pump with a timing belt? No, but it is an alternative worth contemplating. For example, if you verify an owners manual for one particular of the Honda automobiles with a V6 engine, it says "Replace timing belt and inspect water pump." Numerous Honda owners, however, opt to replace the water pump collectively with the timing belt since if the water pump fails later it will price the identical labor to replace. Plus, a water pump is not a quite pricey part ($45-$170).
The easiest sign to notice is the engine's temperature getting larger than usual. The temperature on most cars ought to typically rise steadily and then keep nonetheless. Most cars have two dots or lines about the middle of the temperature gauge and the needle must remain between the two at all times while driving.