Mechanics

WATER PUMP LEAKAGE

2005 Toyota Camry

Engine Cooling problem
2005 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

when does a " minor" water pump leak become a major concern and what are the repar steps? Does the timing belt need to be replaced also. Is the water pump repair a " do it yourself" job?
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Froghead
February 26, 2009.




If the water pump is seaping coolant then you should already be concerned. It is only going to get worse. It could be days or weeks, nobody can tell that for sure. The timing belt has to be removed to replace water pump. I do not know your mechanical expertise so I can't say if it is a do-it-yourself job for you or not, but it is a lengthy procedure since you must remove timing belt as well. I can post instructions for replacing the water pump if you would like me to.

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Bluelightnin6
Feb 26, 2009.


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