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Replacement water pump 1988 celica gt

Will i mess up timing when i remove

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Yes the timing will have to be reset

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The most common cause of all oil leaks is the valve cover gasket. The oil drips down from there and covers everything. If your valve cover is leaking, replace it first.

Then the second most common leak in the front of the engine is the crankshaft seal. This seal should have been replaced when the timing belt is replaced as you have everything removed to get to it, and the seal is easy to replace. However if it is not replaced at that time then you will have to remove everything again to access it. The seal is 3 or four dollars, but the labor is two to three hours and you should replace the timing belt, idler pulleys, tensioner and water pump when you are in there, as that will all be removed. Hope this help. Good luck :O)

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Where is the timing belt located on a toyota celica?

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If you are asking where it is located so you can inspect it like the owner's manual tells you to, don't bother. A timing belt that is three months old looks like one that is three years old; the only thing you would be able to tell is if failure were imminent - by looking at the roots of the teeth on the belt to see if the teeth are starting to separate from the rest of the belt. All other observations about the belt are not relevant to an evaluation of its condition; the only exception would be if the belt is getting coolant on it from a failing water pump. On most Celica engines, the timing belt drives the water pump as well as the camshaft.

To have it replaced is a multi-hundred dollar job; how many hundreds depends upon how thorough a job you want done. Timing belts are good for five years or 60,000 miles, so it is prudent (though not strictly necessary) to replace all of the pieces that might fail in the next five years and kill your timing belt - and your engine with it. These things include the timing belt tensioner and/or idler pulleys, water pump, and crankshaft and camshaft oil seals, and maybe the valve cover gasket (some Toyota engines.) Doing these things is foolish if you are planning on selling the car soon; not doing them is foolish if you plan to keep the car for more than two years.

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