Seems a little soon for that. Comments?
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2003 Toyota Camry Question: '03 Camry has 42K miles. Mechanic says water pump and serp belt need replacing.
Answer #1mastertech6371 July 26, 2011, 16:07Master
the fact that it is over 8 yeaqrs old, I would recommend it too.
Answer #2louis1953 from AGCO Automotive Corporation, July 26, 2011, 16:38Technician
Toyota uses a seal in their water pumps that may seep coolant and leave a build up around the weep hole. This does NOT mean the pump is bad, unless you are having to add coolant to the system. If there is no noticeable coolant loss, the indications of leakage at the weep hole is fairly normal. If coolant is being loss, the pump will need replacement. With the belt, age is a factor as well as wear. At eight years, replacement would be normal.
If you are leaking coolant from the pump,Then yes replace it.It is unlikley that it is bad with that mileage.I would have to see it.Get a second opinion,And not from a chain store.