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I currently drive an 04 LE V6 Camry and it is at 81000 km right now(bought it in Oct 03). I will be replacing my timing belt sometime this June and also do an engine flush+cleaning fuel injectors.

Someone told me that while dealership is replacing the timing belt, I should also ask them to inspect or do something to the water pump, camshaft and crankshaft. I don't quite get what he's talking about....:headbang:. Do you guys have any suggestions? And besides those 3 mentioned above, should I also ask Toyota to inespect or replace anything else? I am a total noob when it comes to auto mechanics so any inputs is greatly appreciated. Thnx alot!!:thumbsup:
 

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Get the water pump replaced, whether it needs or not, because soon after it will be due. So you might as well get that done at the sametime and save money on labour.

As far as the cam/crank shaft i don't know. I haven't and never had mine checked.

Check your manual for the service guide, it has a breakdown of what is due at every mileage interval.
 

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I currently drive an 04 LE V6 Camry and it is at 81000 km right now(bought it in Oct 03). I will be replacing my timing belt sometime this June and also do an engine flush+cleaning fuel injectors.

Someone told me that while dealership is replacing the timing belt, I should also ask them to inspect or do something to the water pump, camshaft and crankshaft. I don't quite get what he's talking about....:headbang:. Do you guys have any suggestions? And besides those 3 mentioned above, should I also ask Toyota to inespect or replace anything else? I am a total noob when it comes to auto mechanics so any inputs is greatly appreciated. Thnx alot!!:thumbsup:

Timing belt so soon? It's suppose to be 144,000 KM. That's according to Toyota schedule as well.

When you replace your timing belt get them to CHANGE your water pump, not inspect it. They can't really inspect anything, they can only check for leaks. It's the labour cost that is the killer so that is why you would have it changed when you have your timing belt changed.
 

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yeah, timing belt is replaced every 6yrs or 144000km so right now I am close to 6 yrs. I checked my user manual but can't find it mentioning water pump replacement anywhere. @[email protected]

As for the crankshaft and camshaft, the guy said that it is better to replace the seals on both crank/camshafts to make sure they don't leak. Is it necessary? thnx
 

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i recently got my 03 v6 maintain done, it was at 93k, this is what i did
1. water pump
2. timing belt
3. cam seal(2)
4. crank seal
5. spark plug (6)
6. a/c belt
7. p/s belt
8. valve cover gasket, left and right
9. spark plug tube seal.

coolant drain and refill
tranny drain and refill
 

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i thought the 1mz had a timing chain?am i wrong?
The 1MZ and 3MZ in the Camry has always had a timing belt. The new 2GR has a timing chain.

To the OP - along with the timing belt and water pump, it's probably a good time to do general things like an oil change, air filter, cabin air filter, windshield wipers, and a transmission fluid drain/refill, if you haven't done those things recently. Keep in mind a lot of those things you can do at home and save $$ on labor.
 

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yeah, timing belt is replaced every 6yrs or 144000km so right now I am close to 6 yrs. I checked my user manual but can't find it mentioning water pump replacement anywhere. @[email protected]

As for the crankshaft and camshaft, the guy said that it is better to replace the seals on both crank/camshafts to make sure they don't leak. Is it necessary? thnx
Changing timing belt and water pump goes hand in hand. You can call your dealer to find out how much it cost to change the water pump by itself and then you will realize why it makes sense to do them both. If I remember correctly it takes about 3 hours to change the timing belt/water pump. The water pump itself is relative cheap compared to the labour, that is why you do both.

When I got my timing belt done, I got all the other belts changed too. the ones they have to take off anyway to get at the timing belt.
 

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my timing belt and water pump was 700 with tax and labour at the dealer...or was it 500 i can't remember off hand..
 

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My uncle did everthing for me, i just brought all the part, about 250.00, he only charge me 100 dollar, dealer wanna to charge about 300 dollar for just the timing belt, local shop esimate about 4 dollar for everthing
 

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:eek:Here is what Toyota quoted me. Since I live in Canada, everything will be in CDN~

timing belt - $400
water pump - (parts)$207 (labor)$109
camshaft seal(2)+crankshaft seal - $139
engine flush - $100
fuel flush - $170

all added up to a grand total of $1125:headbang:

I have already done the transmission flush for $157
btw, what is a/c belt and p/s belt and how often should I replace them??:confused:
 

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i recently got my 03 v6 maintain done, it was at 93k, this is what i did
1. water pump
2. timing belt
3. cam seal(2)
4. crank seal
5. spark plug (6)
6. a/c belt
7. p/s belt
8. valve cover gasket, left and right
9. spark plug tube seal.

coolant drain and refill
tranny drain and refill
Where did you have this done and what did it cost? I have 03 V6 also but only 25K on it, since it's at the 6yr mark I wonder if I should consider it due for this kind of service.
 

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Where did you have this done and what did it cost? I have 03 V6 also but only 25K on it, since it's at the 6yr mark I wonder if I should consider it due for this kind of service.
i brought the stuff online and my uncle did all the installation for me. total was less then 400 but the deal wanna charger me more then 700 dor labor. try going to a local auto shop for a quote.
 

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1. water pump - 85.56
2. timing belt - 37.31
3. cam seal(2)- 11.26
4. crank seal - 5.57
5. spark plug (6) - 44.76
6. a/c belt - 9.53
7. p/s belt - 7.43
8. valve cover gasket, left and right -20.44
9. spark plug tube seal. - 12.54

coolant - 20 dollar
tranny fuild - 25 dollar
 

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Northernstar804 - are you located in Surrey BC?

you can try a shop in Vancouver, East Hasting/ Victoria Dr, called Excellence Auto. reasonable labor rate.
 

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:eek:Here is what Toyota quoted me. Since I live in Canada, everything will be in CDN~

timing belt - $400
water pump - (parts)$207 (labor)$109
camshaft seal(2)+crankshaft seal - $139
engine flush - $100
fuel flush - $170

all added up to a grand total of $1125:headbang:

I have already done the transmission flush for $157
btw, what is a/c belt and p/s belt and how often should I replace them??:confused:
I honestly think these three items are not necessary at this stage:
camshaft seal(2)+crankshaft seal - $139
engine flush - $100
fuel flush - $170

I would just do the timing belt and water pump.

Your car only has 81,000 km, that is really low, it's only 3-4 years worth or driving (based on 20,000 -25,000 km/yr). Is all this maintenance really necessary.

Anyone else think this too, or is it just me. If you ask me, I honest don't think even a timing belt or water pump is needed at this time.

The average Camry owner well exceeds the 144,000 km limit before even considering changing it. I'm not saying go pass 144,000, but you really don't need to change it at this time

Anyway else thinks this as well?
 

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Anyone else think this too, or is it just me. If you ask me, I honest don't think even a timing belt or water pump is needed at this time.

The average Camry owner well exceeds the 144,000 km limit before even considering changing it. I'm not saying go pass 144,000, but you really don't need to change it at this time

Anyway else thinks this as well?
It all depends on how proactive you want to be. I'm sure if the OP gets the timing belt inspected it will be a good indicator if the belt is showing its age or if it could go a few more years. Whatever the case, at least it's a non-interference engine. A lot of people just don't want to get stranded at all so it's easier and cheaper to just get things done preventatively.

I'm still on my original battery with no signs of it slowing down, but I'll probably replace it preventatively in a year or two. My old coworker is still on the original battery (same Panasonic OEM as me) on her '02 Camry, bought at the end of '01. Her car turns over slower than mine and after 7-8 years I'd just change it out to prevent getting stuck somewhere.
 
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