OK... let's be clear here: are they telling you that you need to replace the pump because you have 85K miles? Or, that you happen to have 85K miles and are they are telling you it is failing and needs to be replaced?My stealership os telling me I need to replace the water pump at 85k. Has anyone had this done, or done this themselves?
can't blame it... they have to make money off of us, and yet we fall for it because we don't know much mechanical stuffOK... let's be clear here: are they telling you that you need to replace the pump because you have 85K miles? Or, that you happen to have 85K miles and are they are telling you it is failing and needs to be replaced?
If it is the former, the coolant pump is not a scheduled service item and should only be replaced if and only if a pending failure is detected. This applies to you, too, duckloads, although it already sounds like you're with the program.
I am so sick and tired of this nonsense of dealers trying to scare car owners into unnecessary servicing. They will use the "reliability" ruse, but that's a bunch of crap to buffalo you into emptying your wallet in their direction. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" isn't just an old saw - taking stuff apart that was assembled under factory conditions that has not failed or is nowhere close to failure is opening the door to problems caused by the servicing. If it's not on the factory service schedule and isn't failing, leave it alone!