Hi Aveo drivers! I've been lurking your forum picking up timing belt tips (thanks!!) since I bought a Canadian Aveo in Denver about 3 weeks ago with 122k miles on it and the original belt. Today I'm attempting my first timing belt and water pump swap. I tried to pull the water pump out without removing the rear plastic cover by just bending it outward as someone said they had done. Of course, the cover cracked, not quite all the way across. Think I should go on installing new water pump and belts or pause the job and order a new cover?
Thanks again for all the helpful tips you've already given.