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1988 toyota camry water leak behind timing belt cover is it a seal or is there a internil water pump

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I am going to see a mechanic - my trusted mechanic who does not nickel and dime me - to see what this is. I have the same problem and he told me he has never done this job on a Camry and is unsure. Given the miles, he has suggested that maybe it is time to part ways with the car. I am going to ask him if he will put some florescent dye in it and let me drive it for 50-100 mi and then check to see where the leak is and fix it. Let you know what happens. I have to try, the car is solid.

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THE WATER PUMP HAS A WEAP HOLE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUSING THAT INDICATES PUMP FAILURE BY LEAKING WHEN THE PUMP NEEDS REPLACING. IT IS TIME TO REPLACE THE WATER PUMP. IN ADDITION YOU MAY WANT TO REPLACE THE TIMING BELT AS WELL WHEN YOU REMOVE THE TIMING COVER AND CRANKSHAFT PULLEY. I HOPE THIS CLARIFIES ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA AND FOR ANY COMMENTS YOU WISH TO SHARE. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. GOOD LUCK

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either the cam seals are leaking or the valve cover gasket is leaking into the timing cover. maybe even head gasket... but in most of the cases like oil leaking from behind the timing cover the camshaft seal is the faulty .and replacing the camshaft solves the problem. no its not a costly part to be replaced. you can get it from a local car repair tech or from www.autozone.com service center.they also deal in parts. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

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Toyota Camry 1993 4 cyl water pump failing, have removed thermostat, considering Electric inline pump as replacement as option ? Please advise me of pro's and con's.


i owned the 1995 4 cyl wide body camry till the cooling system failed in heavy traffic and over heat stripped out the head bolt threads in the block

the toyota camry engine designation is a 5S-FE

water pump is driven by timing belt
behind timing belt covers
they have to be removed to get to the water pump

normally timing belt, seals ,tension er pully and water pump are replaced at the same time ..comes in a kit

i dont have the 5S-FE cooling system hot under pressure specs

so I cant answer which inline electric pump pressure is required to work on the 5S-FE


engine repair manual free download pdf
5S-FE 431 pages
http://www.turboninjas.com/camry/eg1.pdf
ENGINE MECHANICAL to page 144
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
MFI/SFI SYSTEM page 164
COOLING SYSTEM page 238
LUBRICATION SYSTEM page 268
DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM page 296
CIRCUIT INSPECTION page 336
water pump as a part

timing belt water pump kit
water pump
,location on the engine with timing covers removed


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Sep 10, 2016 | 1993 Toyota Camry

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How do i remove timing belt cover on 2000 toyota camry 4 cylinder 2.2 litre? i notice the securing bolts around the perimeter. do i access some of these from the wheel bay?


See here for info, p26 and 242.

http://www.turboninjas.com/camry/eg1.pdf

This is for an earlier year model, but is for the 2.2L engine.

You will have to remove the crank pulley, timing belt covers and timing belt, for best access. Unless it is fairly new, I would replace the belt wile you are at it.

Oct 13, 2014 | 2000 Toyota Camry

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Do the timing belt cover on a 1996 camry have a seal or gasket that can leak oil, mine seems to be leaking for around that area. If so how to replace the seal/gasket?


The timing cover itself does not seal any oil from leaking. It is just a cover to prevent debris from getting into the timing belt and ruining it.

To find the oil leak you will need to remove the timing cover and inspect the seals behind the cam gear, crank gear, and oil pump drive gear, and the oil pump to block seal. The most common leaks on these are the cam gear.

Jan 31, 2011 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks

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Water Leaking from belt side of engine on a 1996 Camry.


hi, is it just water? or does it look more like coolant? if just water, and seems to only leak when a/c or defrost is used, this would likely be the evaperator drain tube letting moisture out. this is normal. but if looks like coolant(reddish pink, or possibly green) this likely means you have a leaking water pump. the water pump is driven by timing belt which is located behind the timing cover directly behind the drive belts. if/when you go to get it repaired, the timing belt should be replaced at the same time. also, you may want to have the timing belt tensioner, and timing belt pulleys relpaced at this time as well, it's good insurance for any repairs that may be needed later down the road after service. make sure to have the drive belts checked when repairing timing belt, they will be removed during repair, if they need to be replaced due to wear, re-install new ones at no extra labor charge.

Jul 08, 2010 | 1996 Toyota Camry

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1995 toyota camry leaking oil from behind the timing belt cover. Isn't this a major repair? Is the leak more than likely a camshaft seal?


If you haven't had the timing belt replace (60,000 miles is the suggested service intervale) this is an overlap of having the timing belt replaced.
If the timing belt is not due for replacement and its the cam shaft seal that is leaking. Its a pretty easy fix. Remove the top timing belt cover , and the crankshaft sensor wiring you may have to remove the front engine mount . Set #1 piston at TDC, Loosen tensioner w/ spring slip off belt. **Remove sprocket pull out old seal with a sharp pick. Greese and install new seal make sure its flush with its bore . Reistall sprocket. Slide belt over Cam sprocket tighten tensioner. Install cover and mount (if applicable) Check timing marks by turning crank two revolutions.
** If CamSprocket Bolt is difficult to remove then remove valve cover and use a 21mm wrench to hold the Camshaft while you crack off Cam Sprocket Bolt.
You will see the groves on the Camshaft where you can place a wrench to hold the shaft.
After you replaced the seal replace the valve cover gasket ONLY IF YOU HAD TO REMOVE THE COVER TO HOLD THE CAM WHILE REMOVING ITS BOLT.

This is about as major as it gets.

May 12, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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1995 toyota camry leaking oil from behind the timing belt cover. Isn't this a major repair? Is the leak more than likely a camshaft seal?


either the cam seals are leaking or the valve cover gasket is leaking into the timing cover. maybe even head gasket... but in most of the cases like oil leaking from behind the timing cover the camshaft seal is the faulty .and replacing the camshaft solves the problem. no its not a costly part to be replaced. you can get it from a local car repair tech or from www.autozone.com service center.they also deal in parts. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

Mar 19, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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Leaking coolant from crank seal on 1991 toyota sr5 4x4 pick up. i figure the water pump has a seal gone behind timing cover and no other leaks it over heated today at highway speed .


THE WATER PUMP HAS A WEAP HOLE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUSING THAT INDICATES PUMP FAILURE BY LEAKING WHEN THE PUMP NEEDS REPLACING. IT IS TIME TO REPLACE THE WATER PUMP. IN ADDITION YOU MAY WANT TO REPLACE THE TIMING BELT AS WELL WHEN YOU REMOVE THE TIMING COVER AND CRANKSHAFT PULLEY. I HOPE THIS CLARIFIES ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA AND FOR ANY COMMENTS YOU WISH TO SHARE. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. GOOD LUCK

Sep 21, 2009 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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Camry 1993 oil pump


No reason to toss the engine then. The oil pump drive sprocket is located behind the timing cover and he would have had to remove a lot of things to have definitively told you it was the pump leaking. Even then, you shouldn't have to replace it. It's far more likely to be a crank or cam seal that's leaking. Just the fact that he told you 1200 bucks would make me run, it's a 6.5 hour job to change the pump. I would suggest taking it somewhere else. Without knowing the service history, this is what I would do if it were my car: Since you have to remove the timing cover to get at the oil leak, I would take to a Toyota dealer and have them attack it as a timing belt job, tell them; "while you're in there, fix the oil leaks and replace the water pump". The labor for all of this is about 4.5 hours (~$450.) + parts (timing belt, water pump, seals (~$250). This gets you a whole bunch of maintenance for about 800 bucks. Now if you have had the waterpump and timing belt done already, you would be looking at 4 hrs labor and a handful of seals (~$30) to just fix the oil leaks.
Just out of curiosity, what part of the world are you in? My dollars relate to the Vancouver, Canada market.

Apr 02, 2009 | 1993 Toyota Camry V6

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Leaking water down the side of motor from the head gasket


it can possibly be a broken gasket seal in your water pump, i recommend that if this is the problem replacing the timing belt and water pump at the same time. i have a 1987 toyota camry station wagon as well and the same thing happen to me, if its leaking from teh side, its most likely the waterpump which is located underneath the alternator and attatched behind the timing belt

Mar 22, 2009 | 1987 Toyota Camry

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