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Old 05-03-2009, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1999 camry coolant leak - where is it coming from?






My 1999 Toyota Camry overheated the other day due to low to zero coolant. I popped open the hood and found this leak. Where exactly is it coming from? How much would the repair be?
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like she's weeping out of the water pump. Cost depends on the shop and whether or not you want OEM parts...$150 minimum.

If your timing belt is coming up for replacement, this would be a good time to do it -- same basic disassembly.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i paid $410 to replace water pump at Toyota of North Hollywood CA just 2 weeks back.
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also i replaced the green coolant with dealer recommended red coolant. You might want to do the same.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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410 to replace the waterpump is outrageous. A new pump from NAPA is 60$. Since your gonna be replacing the pump you might as well do the belts and seals in there.
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I just did this job

Same thing 99 Camry 5FSE - 98k miles.

Timing belt, timing belt tensioner spring replacement, camshaft oil seal, crankshaft oil seal, oil pump oil seal, oil pump O-ring gasket, water pump (gaskets come with the new pump) and head cover gasket.

total job time around 6 hours.

The water pump at the dealer is around $130. Stick with dealer parts they are much better than the Chinese one you'll get in the auto store for cheap. If you get the water pump at the dealer you already know how many miles it will last. If you get the one at the auto store it's pot luck.

I would think the flat rate for water pump would be around 3-4 hours. Sounds like around $450 to me.
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Same thing 99 Camry 5FSE - 98k miles.

Timing belt, timing belt tensioner spring replacement, camshaft oil seal, crankshaft oil seal, oil pump oil seal, oil pump O-ring gasket, water pump (gaskets come with the new pump) and head cover gasket.

total job time around 6 hours.

The water pump at the dealer is around $130. Stick with dealer parts they are much better than the Chinese one you'll get in the auto store for cheap. If you get the water pump at the dealer you already know how many miles it will last. If you get the one at the auto store it's pot luck.

I would think the flat rate for water pump would be around 3-4 hours. Sounds like around $450 to me.
List on the OEM pump (which includes the housing -- most cheapies charge extra for that) is $110 for the 4-banger, $120 for the 6-banger. From www.toyotaoemparts.com, $83/$89 plus shipping, respectively. Probably about the same from www.1sttoyotaparts.com . Flat rate is right at three hours, but most non-dealer shops will cut you some slack, since it doesn't take anywhere near that amount of time in reality. I'd expect that a decent non-dealer shop could do it for $250, even using OEM parts.
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Leak looks like it's coming from WP gasket. Could be as simple as checking tightness of WP mounting bolts. Try that first. Green fluid is fine.
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turned out to be a damaged water pump. the mechanic replaced the pump, gasket, and the surrounding belts. added up to 493. thanks for the replies ya'll.
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