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Old 31 Jan 2013, 06:17 pm
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Default Do I need to get my tensioner and gaskets changed with a timing belt and water pump replacement?

2003 Honda Civic ex

119,000 miles

everything original

Car drives beautifully, just doing this now because the time is appropriate financially.

Whole thing $340 dollars. good deal?
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 06:31 pm
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It's all part of a kit. The water pump runs off the timing belt and the tensioner is obvious. Since it is considered a relatively major repair, it is good to change the water pump and tensioner just because they have bearings in them that can go bad and cause the timing belt to fail. It is good you are doing this as most people wait for the belt to fail then the engine is seriously damaged from the failed belt. It's a good reminder for me as well, because I need to change the timing belt on my Accord.

Edit: Yes it is a good deal because of the failure that would lead to damage that would cost as high as $2000 to repair.
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 06:47 pm
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Patrick's is a good answer, but I would add that it is a good idea to also replace any idler pulleys in there too.
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