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Cooling is very important for a car. If the water pump is cheep enough (under $100 I would say) replace it at the same time. I have talked to people who have had their timing belts replaced and not done the water pump and it surprises me.

Here in Canada you will find GM selling things like the Chevy Sprint (or what ever Suzuki they sell now) and Suzuki selling the Swift which is basically the same car, Suzuki recommends the timing belt replaced at 100,000KM (62,500 miles). When I took my Sprint into GM with around 100,000 miles (160,000KM) they said they had no real schedule for timing belt changes at GM. I asked to have it replaced anyway and after they started the job they told me the belt was good looked like a previous owner recently changed it, they did not do the change and did not charge me.

Damage to the Engine can be done if the belt is not changed in some cases. Most 4 valve per cylinder engines will do damage and many 2 valve will just stop and leave you stranded.

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