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Old 14 Feb 2012, 03:57 pm
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Default Timing belt kit TCKWP265A or TCKWP265 ?

I see on Rockauto that 1 comes with a bracket 1 doesn't.
Which one do I need for our 2003 PT not turbo

GATES Part # TCKWP265 PowerGrip Premium OE Timing Belt Component Kit W/Water Pump; 4 Components (1 Belt, 1 Tensioner, 1 Idler, 1 Water Pump) $106.79

GATES Part # TCKWP265A PowerGrip Premium OE Timing Belt Component Kit W/Water Pump; 4 Components (1 Belt, 1 Tensioner, 1 Idler, 1 Water Pump) $120.79


Also, I thought I saw mention of some other seals to change while being in there, cam seals and something else?
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Old 14 Feb 2012, 06:56 pm
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Default Re: Timing belt kit TCKWP265A or TCKWP265 ?

Bracket is evidentally the tensioner assembly
Here's the pic of the "A" suffix:


My strong suggestion is to buy this:

TCK265A

and get the Water pump from the dealer; new, NOT reman.
Gates water pump was made in china, and you don't want this happening in 20,000 miles:

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As hard to replace a water pump on a cruiser is. Go oem! It lasted this long. The others defiantly won't!
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Default Re: Timing belt kit TCKWP265A or TCKWP265 ?

Thank you for the input, greatly appreciated!

Do you have an idea what the water pump costs from Chrysler?
I will call them tomorrow.

Thanks again.
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I was told $68. Last I checked.
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Old 14 Feb 2012, 10:58 pm
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Default Re: Timing belt kit TCKWP265A or TCKWP265 ?

Just ordered the TCK265A for $89 shipped, thank you.
I will get the waterpump tomorrow at the dealer.



Seals, I see some mention of seals being replaced, has anyone else done that while being in there? I saw mention of cam seals, and something else but can't remember now without searching again.
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some have them leak, but mine are original from 1995 ...
No seeping even
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I bought one of those kits for my wife's 01 N/A and the water pump was just like OEM with metal fins and made in Japan ( not cast iron, like that picture )...it looked really nice to me
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Grab bag- I'm sure Gates doesn't manufacture water pumps- Just gets a bid
when they need more- Today bottom barrel, tomorrow OK
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Old 15 Feb 2012, 12:36 pm
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Water pumps are on a big national backorder, but I found a dealer near me with one and its on hold.

$78 for the pump, new
$7 for the seal
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