Water pump-2006 Sebring-about 70K miles-runs good-

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Asked by Dec 02, 2011 at 09:25 AM about the 2006 Chrysler Sebring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Mechanic told me that it was a good idea to just change out the water pump now because it is prone to fail at about 70 K miles-does anyone know if this is true?

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I have a 99 with the 2.5 in it. I have about 110000 miles on it and never had a waterpump problem. I would say that if your having other work done and it's nothing more than buying a new pump and swapping them out sure. If he wants to charge you an additional 500-600 dollars, wait til it's positively bad. Just my opinion though.

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thank you canalbreath...

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if its gone 111xxxx miles have it canged right away+timing belt

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And Rpl do the same

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Find a cheap mechanic should cost no more than 400 dollars

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thanks Haugkur.....at 70K the mechanic said change it now before it fails because they are prone to fail at about this mileage ....he said if it fails in a certain way it can spew water into your oil and than do serious damage to the engine....

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70,000 miles is not many miles if the car has been well maintained . I would never change a good functioning part needlessly. You will have plenty of warnings should it begin to go bad. That should not be for another 30,000 miles or two years ! Sure there are ways a water pump can leak into an engine but not easily . The mechanics tactics of trying to frighten you is a form of extortion you should get a new and hopefully more ethical; mechanic , there are plenty of good honest mechanics out there. You do not need to accept shake downs.

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