Originally Posted by yjman92
im gonna be gettin a fresh timing belt thanks for the info guys. whether i or a shop does it is still a question. do you have to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump?
Nope, I didn't do mine with the belt and that was almost 20k miles ago. If you have a higher mile engine it might not be a bad idea. I had about 50k on the engine then.
Parts cost isn't too bad, and parts are a lot cheaper through Steve at Tousley Ford. He also makes finding the correct parts for these cars easier.