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2003 Toyota Camry Question: '03 Camry has 42K miles. Mechanic says water pump and serp belt need replacing.

 

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Visitor, Norristown, PA, July 26, 2011, 12:45

Seems a little soon for that. Comments?

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    mastertech6371 July 26, 2011, 13:07
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    the fact that it is over 8 yeaqrs old, I would recommend it too.

    Roy

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    louis1953 from AGCO Automotive Corporation, July 26, 2011, 13:38
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    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.

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    Ambler Tire Co., Inc. (99 Answers) , Ambler, PA - (215) 646-9150
    ambler July 26, 2011, 15:59
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    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.

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