1999 camry ce 4-cyl water pump?

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Old 17 Jan 2012, 09:35 am   #1 (permalink)
Thunderbird
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Default 1999 camry ce 4-cyl water pump?

I had my water pump/timing belt replaced about 5 years ago at around
60K miles, my current OD is 95K. There's an issue with my 2nd water
pump and it needs to be replaced. My mechanic says he needs to remove/
replace the timing belt too ($500+ total).
The pump is in a convenient place/orientation and it seems like it
should be easy to tension the existing belt (even a rope tied to the
front frame near the radiator would probably work), remove the water
pump, replace the water pump, without removing and replacing the
timing belt. My mechanic says this can't be done. I find this hard to
believe, is this true, or is trying this a bad idea?
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Old 17 Jan 2012, 01:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Thunderbird" <aloy.parker@gmail.com>

I have never done this, but I have a link that might help you a little.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4508686_repl...ota-camry.html
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Old 23 Jan 2012, 05:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Thunderbird wrote:
> I had my water pump/timing belt replaced about 5 years ago at around
> 60K miles, my current OD is 95K. There's an issue with my 2nd water
> pump and it needs to be replaced. My mechanic says he needs to remove/
> replace the timing belt too ($500+ total).
> The pump is in a convenient place/orientation and it seems like it
> should be easy to tension the existing belt (even a rope tied to the
> front frame near the radiator would probably work), remove the water
> pump, replace the water pump, without removing and replacing the
> timing belt. My mechanic says this can't be done. I find this hard to
> believe, is this true, or is trying this a bad idea?


Just on first principles, the belt's cheap. Why not replace it while
it's loose and you're in there anyway?

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