Ahhh, good question and the answer is YES! IN order to get to the water pump you have to take off the belt. I know this because I had the water pump replaced earlier in the year and had them put on a new belt. I asked them what was involved they said they would have to remove the belt. I then asked if I just buy a belt and give it to you will you put it on no additional charge since you have to remove the current one anyway? They said yes and got out with it free.
Its always a good idea to ask what is involved with a repair process just in case you can get a few things fixed along the way. IN this case it saved me about $75 bucks because it would take an hour down the road to replace the belt (not including the part price) so if I know that there will be a part that will need to be replaced in the near future and it must be removed from the car while doign another repair, might as well get it done then. If you have a trustworthy repair man they won't charge you extra.
I would always do any type of additional replacements of any parts that will deteorate over time when getting other services done that require removal of the part in question.Jeep Cherokee AnswerThis answer is partially in error - but with good intentions. What needs to be replaced is the serpentine belt ($20 - 30) and yes, I would replace it anytime I had to remove the old one for survive (alternator, water pump, Power Steering, etc). You do not have a timing belt on your Jeep, it is a timing CHAIN, so you should not have the maintenance associated with autos that have an over head cam.
No, the Grand Cherokee uses a timing chain which will most likely never need replaced, they are extremely durable.
Most manufacturers recommend replacing the timing belt every 70,000 miles.
Timing chain is usually replaced at 200K.
Unless a timing chain is making a noise or has jumped a tooth, they need not be replaced. Timing belts need changing according to the specs spelled out in the owner's manual.
Chain What is the recommended mileage for changing the timing chain on a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4? The chain is considered good for life, no recommended interval.
The timing belt should be replaced every 100,000 miles.
This is like asking "when should I have the cylinders reground or the oil pump replaced. A timing chain is not like a timing belt in that it is not subject to 80,000 mile replacement. So, keep your oil changed every 3000 miles and drive on.Good luck !!!
It is recommended that you change the timing belt, on your Jeep grand Cherokee, 3.1 liter diesel engine, every 60,000 miles. Not changing the timing belt may void your warranty.
not for changing the belt. however you will need it for the ignition timing once you have replaced the timing belt
It has a timing belt that should be replaced every 90,000 miles. The water pump should also be replaced as it is driven by the cam belt.
All these here should be replaced as per post somewhere else: timing belt, water pump, tensioner, tensioner pulley, and idler pulley
The timing chain does not require replacement unless it has failed.
It doesn't have a timing belt. It has a timing chain and it will last the life of the engine.
the manufacture reccomends it be replaced in 90,000 miles
never needs to be replaced
Timing chain usually needs to be replaced each 180-200K miles.
At around 90000km timing belt should be replaced!
The 330xi has a timing change that doesn't need to be replaced.
A loose timing chain should be replaced.
This truck has a timing chain, not a belt. The chain will last longer than a belt and should not be replaced until it fails.
Timing belts for most vehicles are supposed to be replaced at 60k. Some vehicles at 90k.
timing chain not belt don't replace if it is not making noise i have had over 200k miles and never replaced on
Timing belts on these cars are usually replaced every 90K; you don't want to have a timing belt go while you are driving... :(
unless there is noise coming from the timing chain, you should never need to replace it.