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Old 04-28-2015, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeysm View Post
I think the OP was saying the mechanic he hired wants to change his timing chain, tensioners, and things like that in addition to the water pump. So, 200 bucks to do all that is a little off.

In my case when I was doing the water pump; I'm pretty sure the car skipped some teeth. While I was adjusting the crankshaft to give it some slack to remove the water pump it made a weird noise. Rather then be "unsure" about the current condition, I decided to remove the cover and set everything back. Since, I had it all open I decided to replace all the components underneath. Been about 20K miles since I did this and haven't had any issues occur.
Oh ok. Otherwise a little over the top for just a water pump. A full timing chain replacement will be around 1200-1500. My maxima was about $1500.
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Hey everyone, haven't been on in a long time lol. Yes he did only charge me $200 for the water pump, tensioner, and timing chain. Well it's been over a month since he did the work and the car runs just like before. Everything is back to normal. The price does sound sketchy and real cheap for what he did. You just got to find a right mechanic I guess lol.
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Originally Posted by h20poloman View Post
Like it was said before thermostat was changed twice chances are thats not it. When the thermostat is stuck closed the hoses dont get hot. Think about where the thermostat is and what way the water is flowing. If the top hose is hot and bottom is cold there is no flow in the system. You can flush the system see if that would help but I would start looking at the water pump

Sorry to butt in but im currently dealing with this same issue.. i went and got an oem thermostat from the dealer and now the lower hose is hot to the touch and i do have heat now, but now the issue that im having is that the car overheats after drivng it for more than 2 mins.. I dont know what to do.. I think maybe it still air in the system. If anybody interested you can follow me on instagram @mob_camry . im new to the vq world.
Old 04-25-2019, 09:35 PM
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If you have hot air from the AC then it's probably not air, I would suspect something to do with the heat exchange at the radiator, either the fans aren't both spinning properly or the radiator itself has some major blockage which is all too common because no one bothers to replace the coolant every 30k miles.
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