I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota and I know I need to change the water pump. In looking at eBay there are several kits that also come with the timing chain. My truck has 200,000 miles. Is replacing the timing chain something I should consider since I am already into the front end of the engine?

Asked by Nov 28, 2013 at 09:27 PM about the 2000 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Extended Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The truck I have is about a year old to me and I am only now starting to have repairs, so I
want to treat the truck as if I am going to use it for another 100,000 miles. I know I need a
new water pump and will replace the hoses, belt, and thermostat at the same time, but I
notice several of the kits include a timing belt set. How can I tell if I should replace it all at
once or not? Thank you, Harold

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4lldl5HWhs

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Change it now or you will be doing the same work twice...new antifreeze too.

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it is common on many vehicles to do that. it makes sense, because you already have everything broken down. true, it might last a while longer, but it could go out next month and you would be doing the same work over again. go ahead and change it.

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