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2007 Toyota Yaris Base 3dr HB Man (GS)

2007 Toyota Yaris
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Front wheel drive, 3 Door Hatchback, Subcompact
34 mpg city / 40 mpg hwy
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August 2, 2012, 8:49 am

Randy F
 

Question: Water pump issue

Is it me, or do Toyota Dealerships put on their opportunistic hats to nickle and dime customers with this water pump replacement B.S? I do not see a leak and I change my oil every 5k miles? The kid at the front desk told me that I wouldn't see a leak because the coolent cristalizes by the engine block? HUH??? Are you kidding me? Thoughts please!


August 5, 2012, 11:18 pm

Tyler O
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With a slow leak some types of coolant will dry up and "crystallize" I actually see it all the time on Audis.

You aren't obligated to replace it, or have the dealership do the work. Why not get a second opinion if you aren't sure.


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