60 series Water Pump Leak

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 13:53
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Hi

My 60 series with a 3B diesel is slowly leaking coolant from around the water pump. I cannot actually see whether it is a gasket leaking or seals. Before I start pulling it all apart to get at the pump has anyone else had this problem.
I can replace the gasket no problem but Repco NZ do not have any seal kits for these water pumps if it in fact can be the seals that are leaking.
Any advice most appreciated.

Thanks
Gerard
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Reply By: Nav 80 - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 18:27

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 18:27
You will most likely find it will be the seal leaking. There is a little drain hole under the sealin the housing of the pump, this is sometimes hard to see but if you can get a mirror you may be able to see it. If the seal is leaking you will see either water or a water stain,regardless the pump will have to come off for repairs. You will find in most cases it is cheaper to replace the whole water pump than to buy a seal kit and have it fitted,as you need a press and the knowhow to fit it.
Regards.
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:57

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:57
Agree with Nav 80, when the bearing seal goes it has a drain hole to basicly let you know its time to replace the pump. Reason being, if the seal goes the water will pass through to the bearings and will seize sooner rather than later.

Also i wouldn't bother trying to fix the old pump, time for a new one. (its probebly lasted 200-300,000 km)
My manual (80 series) also states not to fix the old one!
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:05

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:05
Gerard,

Don't know about the 3B engine, but you could only buy complete pumps for the 2H, when they were fitted to 60's and old HJ75's. Don't think toyota even made a seal kit for them.

Hooroo...

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Reply By: gerard - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 14:25

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 14:25
Thanks all,

Yep, it seems you have a buy a whole new water pump, still they are not too expensive.

Cheers
Gerard
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