I've owned several Honda automobiles and have always replaced water pumps with timing belts. I have a 2008 Odyssey Touring with 105k miles on it that I need to get timing belt replaced. Called my local dealer in Fort Wayne, IN and got a price.
For $867.95, they do the following for a 105k service.
-oil change, tire rotation
-fuel injection cleaned
-timing belt and all accessory belts
I didn't think this was a bad price at all. But, the one thing they don't do as part of the service is change the water pump, which I ALWAYS thought you did when changing timing belt. The service advisor said they don't have any problems and don't do it anymore and he can't think of a water pump that has failed. I asked how much if I wanted the water pump changed out too and it was another $283.00 which I thought sounded high too when you are already in there.
My first question is-Do you need to replace the water pump when replacing timing belt?
2nd question is-Does that sound like a high price?
Thanks in advance for any insight you can share!