subaru impreza sport 2004 with 31000 miles...a little early for a new water pump and timing belts?

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Asked by Jan 13, 2016 at 08:13 AM about the 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

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is it reasonable for my car to need timing belts and a waterpump at 31000
miles (2004 subaru impreza sport/

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Yes because of the age of the vehicle. You never want to chance a timing belt, and when changing the timing belt, it needs to be off when changing the water pump. So why do it twice?

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NO!...or at least not without inspecting the belt, which is easy to do. But if you change the belt leave the water pump alone, as they NEVER EVER FAIL! I suggest that my clients inspect their t-belts annually after the 12th year, but the lack of use of yours suggests you won't need one unless a tensioner or pulley gets loose. Changing t-belts used to be a $300-400 job (three hours), but wrenches are now trying to goose these simple jobs to $800-1k. Don't fall for it, as it's VERY expensive insurance against a very small failure rate. So I'm going to disagree with Rowefast's conservative suggestion on this one. At 150k and 12 years I'd be more careful....

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I would say it is not reasonable but if you want to extend the life of your engine and you have the money to spend then why not?

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