The water pump in your vehicle keeps all that coolant flowing freely. If it begins to fail, your vehicle will overheat. If the pump stops working, coolant temperatures rise rapidly and can overheat the engine, leading to head gasket or even piston ring failure. This is a great preventative maintenance item when doing any type of timing belt replacement.
This water pump is an upgrade over the factory pump due to the stamped metal impeller. The factory pump is a common failure part on these vehicles due to the plastic impeller warping, siezing, and breaking over time due to the excessive heat. Manufactered by GRAF.
This is a common replacement around 60,000 miles.