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Change water pump?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by 04DCTundraMan, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:49 PM
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    04DCTundraMan

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    Been going back and making a notebook of detail maintenance notes of services by miles. Pulled up my receipt from Toyota for having the timing belt replaced and had a few questions for you guys.

    I had my timing belt and “all drive belts” replaced, not entirely sure exactly which belts that included, back in June of 2018 @ 148k. Toyota said it was cracked and was past their 8 or 9 year old new rule of thumb. So didn’t wanna play when they said cracked. Had it replaced as well as all drive belts but the work order said, “water pump not leaking, not replaced.” Now I’m worried I may have missed an opportunity, without realizing at the time, to replace it and wondering if I should spend the cash to do the preventative maintenance. It’s been 30k since then, so another 60k before recommenced timing belt needs replacing. So not an ideal time. And I’m planning on having my tranny drip fixed so that’s a nice set back that I feel is higher priority at this time.

    So at 177.5k, should I replace the water pump out of caution sooner or later? Is that something Toyota even monitors when doing multi point inspections?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    If you start noticing the WP dripping and leaving Pink Cack Crustys along the bottom edges then replace it. Otherwise just stay the course and keep an eye on your coolant levels.
     
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    Ok cool thanks! I’ll go check it now and start monitoring. Go ahead and take some pics for reference.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    Where exactly am I looking haha? I don’t see pink crusty stuff so I got that going for me. I know it’s up top and behind the timing belt but hard to see at this angle maybe?

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