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Can waterpump failure damage the timing belt?

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Yes, definitely.

The most common way is if it seizes and then strips the teeth off the belt; in doing so it can also do major damage to the cylinder head as the valves may hit the pistons. It's for this reason that the pump is usually replaced with a new one for preventative maintenance purposes when the belt becomes due for regular replacement.

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NO...... only cause the car to over heat. They are not even closely related

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