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1996 Chevy Cavalier

Has anyone ever heard that if you put a new water heater on a chevy cavalier and the car has a timing belt you MUST change the belt or suffer with more problems

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Your car does not have a timing belt it has a chain. but yes if the pump is driven by timing belt and it starts leaking the coolant gets on belt and it will fail. if your car has the 2.4 engine the water pump runs off of the timing chain and depending on mileage it would be smart to go ahead and replace it since it will be tore down anyway will save on labor

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