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April 29th, 2005, 01:59 PM
well for the past two weeks i've been leaking coolant every time i come to a complete stop. so what i would do is constantly put more coolant in.

but for the past 3 days i haven't leaked any coolant! but i look at my resevoir and it still sits at full, and the my temperature gauge doesn't seem to rise.

the reason why i questioned the water pump is because the tech that looked at my car said i had a leaky water pump.

is it possible that the water pump released coolant because i put too much in there? lol i'm thinking no, but decided to ask in hope that i don't have to spend 118 dollars for a new pump!

anyone else have this problem before?

April 29th, 2005, 02:12 PM
hmm, why don't they call it a coolant pump?
Well, the water pump leaks out a weep hole when its bearings begin to wear out. I'd loosen the alternator, to relieve pressure from the belt on the water pump, and give it a good wiggle. If it is dry, and feels fine and tight, then keep an eye on your level, and the problem will probably reveal itself in a week or so.
If the pump feels loose, or wet, then replace it, and call Champion toyota for the best price.

April 29th, 2005, 07:08 PM
My gasket around the water pump was leaking on me. I just replaced it and had no problems yet. I payed about $55 for my pump from a spot i get a discount at near me, but its also known to leak when the bearing goes bad like IHI-RHC7 said.