Question for folks who had water-pump failure on their Camry

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Old 26 Feb 2005, 12:56 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jason James
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Default Question for folks who had water-pump failure on their Camry

Just a question regarding anyone who had a water-pump which started leaking
either slowly or suddenly lost a lot of coolant. Had the vehicle been
maintained in the coolant area? Was it a second-hand purchase with dirty
coolant or crud in the expansion/top up resevoir? How many miles/Ks did the
vehicle have on it?

thanx, Jason


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Old 03 Mar 2005, 04:29 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question for folks who had water-pump failure on their Camry

Ours went out at around 70K miles and had the most beautiful clean coolant
in it you've ever saw. There was absolutly nothing that could have caused
this water pump to go out. Apon examination of the water pump, it looks
like the seal around the shaft between the impeller and the housing failed,
then it threw all the ball bearings out from around the seal then grinded
the impellers into the housing which caused a lot of water loss within two
blocks of travel.

John


"Jason James" <vellicet@bigpond.com> wrote in message
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> Just a question regarding anyone who had a water-pump which started

leaking
> either slowly or suddenly lost a lot of coolant. Had the vehicle been
> maintained in the coolant area? Was it a second-hand purchase with dirty
> coolant or crud in the expansion/top up resevoir? How many miles/Ks did

the
> vehicle have on it?
>
> thanx, Jason
>
>



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Old 03 Mar 2005, 04:34 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question for folks who had water-pump failure on their Camry

I added this to my post about the Camry Water Pump. If you decide to work
on one you need the following wrench to save you a lot of time. Or at least
a wrench that works like this one.

I found what I would recommend to anyone and will get one myself it's called
a squeeze wrench. They range in price from 9.99 to 19.99 as seen on TV. I
don't know how well they will hold up, but once you have the bolt broken
lose with a real ratchet, then the tedious work can be shortened immensely
by that sqeezewrench. All you have to do is a google search on
squeezewrench and you'll have a jillion hits for it.

John

"Wulfdog" <johnw@tulsaconnect.com> wrote in message
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> Ours went out at around 70K miles and had the most beautiful clean coolant
> in it you've ever saw. There was absolutly nothing that could have caused
> this water pump to go out. Apon examination of the water pump, it looks
> like the seal around the shaft between the impeller and the housing

failed,
> then it threw all the ball bearings out from around the seal then grinded
> the impellers into the housing which caused a lot of water loss within two
> blocks of travel.
>
> John
>
>
> "Jason James" <vellicet@bigpond.com> wrote in message
> news:38burqF5ja2j2U1@individual.net...
> > Just a question regarding anyone who had a water-pump which started

> leaking
> > either slowly or suddenly lost a lot of coolant. Had the vehicle been
> > maintained in the coolant area? Was it a second-hand purchase with dirty
> > coolant or crud in the expansion/top up resevoir? How many miles/Ks did

> the
> > vehicle have on it?
> >
> > thanx, Jason
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 04 Mar 2005, 04:36 pm   #4 (permalink)
Jason James
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Default Re: Question for folks who had water-pump failure on their Camry


"Wulfdog" <johnw@tulsaconnect.com> wrote in message
news:422790ee$1@news.tulsaconnect.com...
> I added this to my post about the Camry Water Pump. If you decide to work
> on one you need the following wrench to save you a lot of time. Or at

least
> a wrench that works like this one.
>
> I found what I would recommend to anyone and will get one myself it's

called
> a squeeze wrench. They range in price from 9.99 to 19.99 as seen on TV.

I
> don't know how well they will hold up, but once you have the bolt broken
> lose with a real ratchet, then the tedious work can be shortened immensely
> by that sqeezewrench. All you have to do is a google search on
> squeezewrench and you'll have a jillion hits for it.
>
> John


Thanx for the reply,...I'll check out that type of wrench.

Jason


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