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Water pump replacement in a 2002 Mazda MPV

Why would labor be so much to replace a water pump in my Mazda MPV? Does the engine have to be removed?

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The reason is the water pump is driven off the timing belt, extra parts and allot more labor. No the eng does not have to be removed, labor time around 4 hours, parts about, about $125 US for parts, if it is a dealer add $75 US

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