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Old 18 May 2018, 03:52 pm
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Anyone have any experience with the life expectancy of the water pump and the fuel pump? Just looking for some feedback on the wisdom of perhaps replacing the water pump during a timing belt change and replacing the fuel pump while dropping the fuel tank for evap system issues.

Just wondering the time/mileage where these pumps may have failed.
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Old 18 May 2018, 04:02 pm
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My grandpa's 2001 pt has 180,000KM with original timing belt and water pump.

the waterpump is so cheap its worth replacing it during a timing belt change.
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Old 18 May 2018, 05:33 pm
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CHRYSLER RECOMMENDS AT 80-100K miles!

When I bought the 2005 Dream Cruiser Vert with only 45K on it back in 2010, that is the first thing that we did.
We popped off the timing belt cover, and saw that the timing belt was already cracking, despite the low mileage....just from age and weathering.

Because of the high labor cost for doing the water pump and belt tensioners separatelty, YOU WANT TO DO THOSE ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!
IT ONLY MAKES SENSE!

Failure of the timing belt under engine load frequently causes catastrophic engine failure!
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Failure of the timing belt under engine load frequently causes catastrophic engine failure!
its non-interference?
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Old 18 May 2018, 05:57 pm
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If you have that area torn open, you should consider replacing: water pump, timing belt, tensioner, idler pulley, 2 cam seals, crank seal, center motor mount to include a new bolt. That should be the minimum included in the total job, to do anything less is just asking for trouble.
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Old 18 May 2018, 06:47 pm
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its non-interference?
Non-interference means the piston will not hit the valves, it does not include the valves striking each other, which is what happened when my sisters belt went on her '03 limited, and her mech will attest to that!
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Non-interference means the piston will not hit the valves, it does not include the valves striking each other, which is what happened when my sisters belt went on her '03 limited, and her mech will attest to that!
I bought my $250 with a snapped belt and it snapped on the freeway.

I even turned the key and started the starter and it fired instantly up after a new belt was installed.
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i skipped the cam seals and the center mount. IMO.. -it's a PT cruiser. the less spent on repairs, the better. i beat and abused my car harder than anyone else on the forum and a torn middle mount and old cam seals caused me no issues. my waterpump from the dealership was the first part to re-fail.
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I bought my $250 with a snapped belt and it snapped on the freeway.

I even turned the key and started the starter and it fired instantly up after a new belt was installed.
Not everyone is as lucky as you! I'll admit though having an Escort throw a belt on me at highway speed and it was back to normal the next afternoon!
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its non-interference?
When my timing belt broke last year on my '05 with 105,000 on the clock, the dash lights came on as the engine quit. I just rolled quietly to a stop. Zero damage done.
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