110976Re: Water Pump Failure at 106,000 miles...???
- Aug 2, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Larry Finch" <finches@...>
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Stephan Jennebach
> > Folks,
> > 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 8,000somewhere and
> > miles ago. He said most likely the Water Pump is leaking
> > 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,
> > replaced.
> Water pump seal failures are common in all cars. Few last even 100L
> so it's a likely suspect if you have coolant loss and no visibleleaks.
>2001 prius 118758km had water pump done because it was getting
> Larry Finch
> N 40° 53' 47"
> W 74° 03' 56"
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
progressively noisy. Not leaking yet. Toyota Ext warranty didn't
consider it covered even though 'noise' started within warranty. I
don't know if they would have preferred it to fail, overheat, fry
something, then cover it. Had the belt done at the same time. Cost
299.00 CAD. NC for coolant.
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