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WATER PUMP/TIMING BELT

1992 Toyota Camry • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 160,000 miles

Toyota Camry 1992 le with 160K miles, water pump broke, water went into timing belt. Cost to repair is $900. Is this car worth repairing?
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Kovacici
August 7, 2011.



I would be questioning the cost of this repair, water on the timing belt is not a problem, if the belt is close to replacement it is worth doing the belt with the water pump, I would like to see the break down of costs, as it takes around 3 hrs and a belt kit costs around $95 and a pump $45 add coolant $30 the 900 does not add up.

Mhpautos
Aug 7, 2011.
The water pump giving way could also mean a bad head gasket and if that is confirmed, the cost could go much higher.

It is best to be prepared.

KHLow2008
Aug 7, 2011.