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I recently got a '07 LX used (60,000 miles). I had a dealer drain and fill the tranny fluid, at which time they told me I never got a recall item repaired, bolts or mounts for the water pump? It appears they'll do it free of charge. Problem is finding the time to be without the vehicle or to wait for it.
So I'm wondering -- How important is this, really? I know some recall items are a CYA by the manufacturer, and I'm not entirely sure how critical this repair is, etc. I would hate to waste hours of my life for something that could have been skipped altogether.
Usually recalls only affect a number of vehicles, but from a cost perspective, it's cheaper to replace a pump than an engine in multiple vehicles. Honestly, it's good insurance. The fact that they're replacing the WP is labor intensive and they're doing it for free is enough for me to get it done. Depending on where you get the repair, I've heard some dealerships offer courier, or whatever the hell it's called service. But you're in Albany. Lol. Maybe check Lia Honda? I prefer Rensselaer as they did my timing belt a few years back and were very helpful. If anything, schedule the repair, drop it off at night and have a plan for the following day. A water pump failure is something you don't want to have to deal with.
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Originally Posted by lazlong
*Before any of ya say "WTF does VTEC have to do with a hard start?" I'll tell ya I got it straight from the manual and have no idea.
Should have also googled a bit as there were two recalls, one my vehicle isn't effected (worse of the two), the other is a bolt on the pulley becoming loose. I guess it makes noise when it's loose and you'd have to drive for a while after that before it becomes a potential problem for the pump. I'm going to wait, or maybe drop in at a dealer one day and see if they want the work at that second (the job isn't that intensive).