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Do i gota go threw the timeing belt to get to the water pump if so is it hard or a pain in the ***

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Yes - the timing belt must be removed to change the water pump.
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    leaking behind the water pump cant really see where because cant see back of pump because its under the plenum already replaced seals on water pipe tube


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