1990 Camry 2L 4Cyl---water pump leaking

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Old 19 Dec 2008, 11:24 pm   #1 (permalink)
Alan
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Default 1990 Camry 2L 4Cyl---water pump leaking

Do I have any hope to stop a water pump leak by using stop leak?

It's been leaking for months, so I stopped using coolant, now using
rain water.

It's leaking faster and faster---would coolant slow it down?

My mechanic described a membrane inside the water pump. Is there a
diagram of this part on line? Is there any percentage in repairing as
opposed to replacing?

What part of the water pump, exactly, would be leaking.

Thank you,

Alan
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Old 20 Dec 2008, 04:41 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1990 Camry 2L 4Cyl---water pump leaking

Alan wrote:
> Do I have any hope to stop a water pump leak by using stop leak?
>
> It's been leaking for months, so I stopped using coolant, now using
> rain water.
>
> It's leaking faster and faster---would coolant slow it down?
>
> My mechanic described a membrane inside the water pump. Is there a
> diagram of this part on line? Is there any percentage in repairing as
> opposed to replacing?
>
> What part of the water pump, exactly, would be leaking.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Alan



The water pump is driven by the same belt as the camshaft. You don't
want the pump to break. Replace it, and the belt, and the front oil seals.
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Old 20 Dec 2008, 06:08 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1990 Camry 2L 4Cyl---water pump leaking

On Dec 19, 11:24*pm, Alan <lngn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Do I have any hope to stop a water pump leak by using stop leak?
>
> It's been leaking for months, so I stopped using coolant, now using
> rain water.
>
> It's leaking faster and faster---would coolant slow it down?
>
> My mechanic described a membrane inside the water pump. *Is there a
> diagram of this part on line? *Is there any percentage in repairing as
> opposed to replacing?
>
> What part of the water pump, exactly, would be leaking.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Alan


Antifreeze is most important as a Rust-Corrosion inhibitor and keeping
water from boiling in the heads. So its really 19 years old. How old
is the timing belt. Try stop leak you never know, but it can clog the
heater core. With no antifreeze you are doing damage you cant see.
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