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Chevy cavalier 2005 water pump or....?

Hello , I’m back with another question regarding my chevy 2005 cavalier. If the water pump needs to be replaced does that also mean that the timing chain needs to be replaced? The car makes a low grinding noise when I turn it on - although it does not overheat. As I mentioned in an earlier post - a mechanic from pepboys said it was probably the timing chain. (I’m thinking that I should avoid pep boys though.) I have been thinking about this for several days now. Wondering if I should have it check and fixed by my usual independent mechanic or just go out and find another car. I have the car for about 5 years and it has over 200,000 miles on it. As of the last 3 years or so it breaks down on me about every 5 to 6 months. Advice please?

You are basically asking the same question you asked in your other thread. It was suggested you see a real mechanic and pay the fee to see what you really need. And stay away from pepboys. As for replacing the vehicle only you can make that choice.
Having two threads for the same thing only leads to confusion.

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+1 to Volvo’s reply.

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No. The timing chain does not need to be disturbed to replace the water pump.