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I have a 1998 Rav4. Driving and it just died. Coolant everywhere and oil. Took it to Toyota who does my service work. At first told it was timing belt. Reminded them they just changed timing belt at 115,000. Then they told me it was the water pump that went up and knocked timing belt, stretching it off it's placement and caused alot of damage. They said on 98's water pump is difficult to get to and involves removing timing belt, etc. Asked them why they didn't check water pump when they replaced timing belt since it's so hard to get to. Admitted they should have. Now they are saying I have a big oil leak involving leaks everywhere and need new oil pan. Just had the oil changed a week ago and called that place and asked if they noticed any leaks or cracks in pan. Was told no, nothing visible, but could be leaking from gasket or crack inside pan, but doubted that as they most likely would have seen something. Toyota wants $650 just to do the oil repairs, not including the timing belt which they are eating due to not checking water pump when doing timing belt replacement. Car dumped all antifreeze and oil when water pump damaged the timing belt. There is 140,000 miles on it now, timing belt replaced at 115,000. Could the waterpump blowing and timing belt coming off have caused the oil leak problem, since there is no residue on garage floor or oil loss until this incident occurred?

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  • Pat Mayes Jan 25, 2013

    I guess what I am trying to figure out here is liability for the $650 oil pan and leaks that only occurred after the water pump blew and knocked the timing belt off. Engine shut down and dropped all oil and coolant. I've been told when the timing belt comes off, it does all kind of damage, even to the tune of damaging the engine. Having just had the car serviced and oil changed, I would think any oil leaks or cracked oil pan would have been seen in some fashion or other. I am trying to determine if the timing belt coming off caused the oil leak and pan damage.

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