Thank you so much for the responses. Unfortunately, I don't have my own garage, tools or the know-how to take on the job of replacing the timing belt and water pump myself. I can fix a computer, cellphone, tablet, etc. but I am no mechanic. I just know how to do an oil change and change a tire (and other basics like that).
The only thing the 2.7L engine had going for it was a timing chain instead of a belt. I wish Dodge built the 3.5L engine with a chain instead of a belt too.
If I pay a mechanic to change the belt and water pump for me, approximately how much should I pay to have them both changed? I just want to make sure I don't get ripped off. :-)
Sorry for the type-o, by the way. It's an ES.
The vehicle specs are:
Engine: 3.5L MPI 24-Valve V6 HO Engine
Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Dark Slate Gray