:bow:I would caution you about non-OE/cheap parts for the water pump especially. BB
When the water pump fails, it usually cause the timing belt to jump a few tooth and cause engine damage. You may save a few dollars now, but pay thousands on the back end. Water pump don't always last 200k. 150k maybe. It just depends if you are feeling "lucky" Do you? DThat's one of the reasons I would consider running the original waterpump another 100k. If it's working great why replace it. You can end up with a bad part (even with OE) or install error. Waterpumps should last 200k easy.
105k miles or kilometers?If I remember correctly, the notification showed up on ours at around 105k. You probably have a bit of a cusion, but as BadBart indicated, the engine is an interference design - you really don't want the belt to snap on you.
Of you have the time, it's a DIY job for around $350-400 in parts (belt, tensioner, idler, water pump, serp. belt, coolant) - less if you go with something other than OEM.
I don't think that's true. usually when a water pump fails It starts to leak, slowly at first and then faster. Sometimes you'll get a squeak or rattle.When the water pump fails, it usually cause the timing belt to jump a few tooth and cause engine damage.
I think OdyProspect's point was that you could replace a good water pump with a defective new one. Then you would be into a second, needless tear-down.***snip***
If you're going to all the trouble to do a belt...and the wp is *right in front of you* is it worth the savings?
The last two Honda water pumps I replaced were driven by the timing belt, and were cogged to engage the teeth on the timing belt.I don't think that's true. usually when a water pump fails It starts to leak, slowly at first and then faster. Sometimes you'll get a squeak or rattle.
I hear ya'. I've experienced the pain of Chrysler ownership. When I was in the military, I think the motor pool troops felt that the Chrysler penta-star logo was the sign of the devil, fomenting the evil spirits of failing differentials, rumbling wheel bearings, non-functioning ignition systems, and so on...but the water pumps held up for as long as the rest of the vehicle (which wasn't very long)."I've never run a water pump to over 200,000 miles"
This is obviously not a Chrysler Minivan forum... ;-)
The new belts are not cogged - the pulley is smooth and driven by the backside of the belt.The last two Honda water pumps I replaced were driven by the timing belt, and were cogged to engage the teeth on the timing belt.
Worded better than I could've said.....I dunno - it's a dangerous game - if anything fails in that train (idler pulley, tensioner pulley, or waterpump) odds are the timing belt will get shredded, and since the van has an interference engine, that's sort of an expensive failure...