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Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004) Specific discussion of the second generation Toyota Avalon

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It's not the timing belt that is the longeveity surprise - it's a surprise that one water pump lasted over 500,000. That is amazing. After one seized at about 145,000 and left me stranded over 4th of July weekend - I change it at 130,00 - still a stretch over the 90,000 recommended.
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It's not the timing belt that is the longeveity surprise - it's a surprise that one water pump lasted over 500,000. That is amazing. After one seized at about 145,000 and left me stranded over 4th of July weekend - I change it at 130,00 - still a stretch over the 90,000 recommended.
How often did you change the COOLANT, ad did you use Toyota OEM RED? Not changing the coolant every 3 years or 30K miles means that the lubricant will stop doing its job, and that any "crud" in the system will "visit" the bearings in the water pump.

There is a great thread here which touches on the differences between Toyota OEM pink, Toyota OEM red, and aftermarket green/orange coolants.
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