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Water pump???

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Junebug, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Dec 15, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    Junebug

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    Hello all, I truly hope I'm explaining this correctly...my power steering and alternator belts broke and well the pulley the fan is connected doesn't turn, my bf says "the water pump is bad" I refuse to believe that, is a new pump with maybe 30,000 miles on it and 700.00 to fix it. So, my question is is it really the water pump? Which I thought the timing belt drive the water pump, at least I think that's what I recall from changing my timing belt bout 40,000 miles ago?...
    Any tips or info, I'm really not wanting to do the water pump. Also, if I do should I really Change the timing belt again as well?
    Thank you and I hope all of this makes sense to everyone.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    Texoma

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    If you have the 3.4L, then yes, timing belt turns the water pump. You'll know if the water pump is bad because it will leak through the weep hole, and at that point you'll need to replace it along with the timing belt.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    Sounds like you just need a new fan pulley.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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  5. Jan 14, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    I agree with the other comments. I am a diesel mechanic by trade and I just recently replaced the timing belt myself. The fan pulley provides one of rotation points for the belts and the only thing they power steering and alternator belts have in common, aside from the crank. The water pump is driven by the timing belt and does not drive the fan belts
     

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