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2000 Toyota Camry Question: Should the water pump be replaced when the timing belt is replaced?

 

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fitzy, Evergreen Park, IL, September 04, 2011, 10:53
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At 100,000 miles, my dealer replaced the timing belt but did not replace the water pump. At 130,00 miles the water pump failed and I have to replace both the pump and the belt.

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    EXPERTEC September 04, 2011, 12:08
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    The "dealer" should have given you the option to replace the water pump when you had the t-belt done. Replacing the water pump when you do the t-belt is SOP (standard operating procedure). I would scream at the dealer for not giving you that option originally. You got ripped off.
    Make sure you replace the idler pulley and tensioner pulley when you have the water pump and t-belt replaced. Otherwise you will be back for the third time replacing the t-belt again because one or both pulleys will seize. Good luck

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