When to replace the belts for 2000 Camry?

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Old 15 Mar 2011, 04:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default When to replace the belts for 2000 Camry?

I've been driving my 2000 4-cylinder Camry CE for 11 years now. It
has a low mileage of 60,000. I don't see obvious damage on the engine
belt, but my eyes are not trained in cars. Is it about the time to
replace the belt and the timing belt? Should I replace the water pump
too? About how much does it cost if I take it to an auto shop?
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Old 15 Mar 2011, 06:02 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Workbug" <workfrom925@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've been driving my 2000 4-cylinder Camry CE for 11 years now. It
> has a low mileage of 60,000. I don't see obvious damage on the engine
> belt, but my eyes are not trained in cars. Is it about the time to
> replace the belt and the timing belt? Should I replace the water pump
> too? About how much does it cost if I take it to an auto shop?


\According to the Gates website, this engine needs to have the belt
replaced at 90,000 miles, BUT time is also a factor. Again, according
to this resource, yours is NOT an interference engine.

Some of the other engines in this time range show a 60,000 mile severe
belt replacement schedule.

Why replace the pump if it is not broken? If you plan a long road trip,
then you could consider preventative maintenance, but it is not really
necessary if you just have a daily driver.

If you take it to a Toyota dealership, you will probably be charged
several hundred dollars for the belts, pump, etc.. Mine would only
be a guess but I would imagine $300-600 for this work. Just a wild ass
guess.

Go to www.gates.com if you want to double check this info.,

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Old 15 Mar 2011, 07:18 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"hls" <hls@nospam.nix> wrote in message
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> Why replace the pump if it is not broken? If you plan a long road trip,
> then you could consider preventative maintenance, but it is not really
> necessary if you just have a daily driver.
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One reason to replace the pump is that it is internal to the motor behind
the timing belt. There should not be any more labor or atleast a very small
amount. Think of it as insurance.
I replaced the pump on my 91 Camry when I had the belt changed. This was
recommended by my mechanic, not a dealer.


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Old 19 Mar 2011, 11:16 am   #4 (permalink)
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"Ralph Mowery" <rmowery28146@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> "hls" <hls@nospam.nix> wrote in message
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>> Why replace the pump if it is not broken? If you plan a long road trip,
>> then you could consider preventative maintenance, but it is not really
>> necessary if you just have a daily driver.
>>
>>

> One reason to replace the pump is that it is internal to the motor behind
> the timing belt. There should not be any more labor or atleast a very
> small amount. Think of it as insurance.
> I replaced the pump on my 91 Camry when I had the belt changed. This was
> recommended by my mechanic, not a dealer.
>


That is certainly a good enough reason to replace an aging, but still
good, waterpump.

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Old 19 Mar 2011, 01:44 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"hls" <hls@nospam.nix> wrote in message
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>> One reason to replace the pump is that it is internal to the motor behind
>> the timing belt. There should not be any more labor or atleast a very
>> small amount. Think of it as insurance.
>> I replaced the pump on my 91 Camry when I had the belt changed. This was
>> recommended by my mechanic, not a dealer.
>>

>
> That is certainly a good enough reason to replace an aging, but still
> good, waterpump.


That is what I thought. It may have cost $ 100 more, don't remember the
cost of a new one (not rebuilt). I kept the car for almost 200,000 miles.
I did not put a belt or pump on it but once. I had let it go for about
80,000 miles the first time. I was going to buy a new car at some point and
that one had gotten old enought the trade in value was not very much so I
just let it go. thought if it did laydown, I would not be out anything. I
don't know how long the average water pump will last on a Toyota, but I
doubt it would be good for over 150,000.

If the pump was outside the motor like many cars are where it is not too
much trouble to change, then I would not have put a new pump on whenI
changed the timing belt.


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Old 06 Apr 2011, 09:45 am   #6 (permalink)
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I had the belts changed my my 2000 Camry LE 4 cyl at 180,000kms (just
after I bought it) I did not replace the water pump and according to
the maintenance history was the original one. I drove the car up until
about a month ago with 230,000 kms and never a problem from the pump.
just my $0.02
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