Engine Cooling problem
2004 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 96000 miles
I have had my corolla since it was brand new. I have had all the scheduled maintenance done and oil changes every 3-4,000 miles at my local dealership. I was told to replace the water pump (dealership said it was leaking, and the chain tensioner at 59,120 miles, just under the 60,000 mile warranty expiration. I didn't have to pay for the water pump because of the warranty, but I did have to pay for the chain tension (only covered until 30,000). Now at 96,000 miles I have been told that I need to replace the water pump again because it's leaking. This time I will have to pay for it around $400 they said. My question is should the water pump only have lasted about 37,000 miles, seems strange, is there maybe some underlining problem that is causing the water pump to break. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 AT 10:17 AM