110967Re: Water Pump Failure at 106,000 miles...???
- Aug 1, 2008Most water pumps in the Classic Prius make it farther than that, but
100K miles is still a respectable life for a pump. If the pump is
leaking, the coolant will be dripping out the "weep hole" (applies
to all water pumps.) In the Classic Prius the water pump is expertly
hidden under the intake hose of the air cleaner. The weep hole is
probably on the bottom of the pump, where the crank pulley blocks
the view from underneath. But if you could see it, a pink residue
around the hole would betray the water pump as the culprit.
I'm sure the coolant, like most coolant, is fluorescent. A look
under the hood with a black light in darkened conditions should tell
where the leak is. The pump and hoses are the main suspects.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Stephan Jennebach"
> just got back from the 105,000 mile service at 106,600. Technician
> pointed out that I was almost completely out of coolant in the
> reservoir - they had just flushed the system and refilled it 8,000and
> miles ago. He said most likely the Water Pump is leaking somewhere
> needs to be replaced.Could
> What is you guys' opinion? 2003 Prius, never any major problems.
> they have done something wrong when they flushed the system lasttime
> that would cause it to leak now? Or is it reasonable to believethe
> Water Pump is kaput after over 100,000 miles? Any previous "knownto
> cases" reported?
> Thank you in advance for any advice. As for now, the tech told me
> keep an eye on the reservoir - if it keeps dropping, have the pumpmiles
> Stephan, in his 2003 Silver Strata Metallic '03 Prius at 106,600
> in hot and humid Rochester, MN
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