Where to get the tool required to remove the water pump pulley so I can access and replace the water pump?
(Kent Moore EN-49201 Water Pump Pulley Remover Installer)
I have looked on ebay and they are so expensive; I found one cost $45 + $12.67 shipping and that was the cheapest, and then it goes up to $122.99. I saw a video and the guy used it says he bought for like eight bucks!!!
My water pump is not leaking but I am looking for replacing timing belt so might as well replace the water pump even though it runs separately but I thought it is a good opportunity to get all replaced.
Also, I am looking for some opinions for the parts, I looked over ebay and GM parts and found the following
First option is GM parts
Timing belt part no 24422964 $86.93 (similar to the one installed in my car)
Belt tensioner part no. 25185910 $82.86
Belt Idler part no. 24436052 $38.57
Water pump part no. 25195119 $92.30
Total =$300.66 + $35 + taxes
Second option, Autozone kit
$241.99 + taxes
brand is Dayco
Third option which is the cheaper off ebay, Gates kit
Includes timing belt, water pump, belt tensioner, belt idler.
Other options on ebay are cheaper but since timing belt is critical component, I would rather buy a reputable timing belt components. I had an incident before that a shop replaced my timing belt in a KIA spectra and after 9k miles, it broke. At the time, I was afraid to tackle the job myself but I am looking for to do it myself this time. It was too bad that I moved after and the car engine was totally ruined.
Any recommendations will be appreciated.