View Full Version : Timing Belt Replacement

02-28-2005, 09:10 AM
I've been considering doing my timing belt lately, it needs to be done. I was wondering, some of the kits come with water pump stuff too. Is there a problem with our water pumps, si this just a precaution since you are already in there, or is this a way for them to make some more moneyby selling you something you don't need?

02-28-2005, 01:57 PM
my timing belt shredded coz my water pump had failed..(was a pretty old timing belt too tho.

03-01-2005, 01:54 AM
It would be nice if we knew what engine was in your car.....
It's a precaution. Water pumps last longer than t-belts do, but they will fail eventually.
I'd say every other time you do a t-belt, replace the water pump.
And if you have a 3S, do yourself a favor and get a factory pump.

03-01-2005, 03:48 AM
It's a 5th gen GT hatchback.. so it's a 5sfe.

03-01-2005, 04:26 PM
I've always been taught to replace the water pump every time you replace the timing belt. They aren't expensive and that is a very tough job, so it's best to do it once and not twice.

03-01-2005, 05:15 PM
They are for a 3S... :(
For the S series engines, you replace belt every 60000m.
You don't need a pump that often.
Every 120000m is good.

03-03-2005, 02:55 AM
id check the pump for looseness/shaft play when u go in and also if the seal is leaking

if pump has never been replaced id go ahead and do it go oem

i went aftermarket and pump failed after 50k, but it may have been a rebuilt, unless u get a good name brand water pump thats aftermarket

i still have an aftermarket pump but its a good one, 40k and so far no problems,

but i have a 4afe which was created by the devil himself :(

my oem pump that was in the 5s lasted for about 150k give or take 10 k

oem toyota belts are the way to go but if your going aftermaket go goodyear gatorback

03-03-2005, 04:09 PM
I have a Delta water pump. Yes, the same people who make the faucets. No complaints so far.