coolant leak on 2005 Toyota Camry

I finally found signs of a coolant leak, besides slow level drop in the overflow coolant tank. Lot's of pink crystals in the area of a water pump, on the left side of engine, right under the belt.

by in Schenectady, NY on March 25, 2011
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , March 25, 2011
You need a water pump. Just the gasket may be leaking but if you have the pump off, replace it. I recommend replacing the timing belt too if there's any chance coolant has gotten to it or it hasn't been replaced recently. I don't believe you have to remove the t-belt to replace the water pump, I'm just giving you good advice relating to t-belts. Water pumps and t-belts have about the same life span: 60k to 90k miles. If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you:
COMMENT by , March 25, 2011
ANSWER by , March 25, 2011
Sounds like your water pump needs to be replaced ASAP. This job runs from $233 - $334 depending on whether you go to the dealer ship. This engine has a timing chain, so don't worry about the timing belt issue.