this strongly applies to anyone with a first generation Neon. The rest of you can take note as well. Waterpump blew after an hour drive. I was about 3 miles from the house and it was 2:30 in the morning. $45 in a tow and I'm not happy. BUT this is my fault since I let the waterpump go over 150,000 miles before giving it any thought. I started hearing an intermittent squeal that day but it wasn't anything like a waterpump squeal. I had some suspicions but I just ignored them... boy, that was dumb. Let this be a lesson (learned by me the hard way) to all you about your waterpump. Please change this whenever you get the headgasket done (for the Neon people). Don't wait or you'll make a huge mess like I did and you'll have to buy two timings belts instead of one. It took me a little while but I cleaned up the antifreeze off the ground and then it rained a few hours later so I think the little critters running around here are safe. _________ I got this fixed already and I fixed another problem I was having. The waterpump was randomly seizing up and jerking my engine. I amazing my timing belt didn't break and my engine being interference, that would have DESTROYED my valves and possibly damaged pistons as well.