WATER PUMP/TIMING BELT

  • Tiny
  • Kovacici
  • 1992 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 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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Sunday, August 7th, 2011 AT 2:05 PM

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  • Mhpautos
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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.

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Sunday, August 7th, 2011 AT 2:29 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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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.

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Sunday, August 7th, 2011 AT 2:57 PM

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