John1982

Aurion water pump

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Hi All,

I woke up this morning to a pool of coolant this morning, there was no signs of any leaks in the past.

Got it towed to my mechanic and his told me its the water pump.

How can a water pump just break without any notice?? Have anyone else experience similar problems as me ? is this a common fault for aurions?

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A friend of the wife just had her water pump replaced in her Prodigy, left work, temp went stupid ,NRMA came 3 hrs later, :help: :help:told her its a common problem, $2000 later fixed. :blink: And that was not thru Toyota.

Surely they cant be that much of a Pr*ck to replace

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Tow the car into my mechanic this morning and the car was fixed by 2pm and only $600 with genuine Toyota water pump. I'm extremely grateful as he not only done it so quickly but also fixing it at such a reasonable price especially after reading what others are charging.

Not sure if I the post his contact here? But highly recommended if anyone have the same issues with their car.

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I was quoted $1000 to replace it. I was told by Toyota that the engine must be taken out to reach the water pump.

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I was quoted $1000 to replace it. I was told by Toyota that the engine must be taken out to reach the water pump.

No need, there is a service door behind the right hand side wheel guard and unbolt one of the engine mount should give you room to access water pump.

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I was quoted $1000 to replace it. I was told by Toyota that the engine must be taken out to reach the water pump.

No need, there is a service door behind the right hand side wheel guard and unbolt one of the engine mount should give you room to access water pump.

Thanks John1982.

Can someone recommend a good mechanic in Victoria?

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My Aurion water pump has gone also i got quoted upwards to $1000 some said th engine has to come out some say it can be done without it i finally got onto NRMA Motorserve who are dong the job for $600 there are also after market water pumps avaiable which is the same as toyota only much cheaper.hope this helps !

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I just wanted to say that I love John's photo, it has a good crime-scene look to it, who shot the Aurion?

Glad to hear that the water pump change can be done relatively easily, I may have to brace myself to tackle it soon depending on what that little black thing floating in the coolant tank of mine is.

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I was quoted $1000 to replace it. I was told by Toyota that the engine must be taken out to reach the water pump.

Just an update. I had the water pump replaced with a genuine Toyota water pump by a local mechanic at a cost of only $495.

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It's a bit upsetting hearing this.

Does anyone know when they let go?

My Prodigy has 187000 on it and I'd like the chance to save a bit before it goes.

$495 doesn't sound to bad for it.

Engine out that's a load of BS

Haha yes I too love this pic for the crime seen effect it has

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Anyone in the Brisbane area found a mechanic to replace a water pump at a reasonable price?

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On 23/12/2014 at 3:23 PM, John1982 said:

No need, there is a service door behind the right hand side wheel guard and unbolt one of the engine mount should give you room to access water pump.

I found a video on YouTube using the service door:

 

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My aurion has just done 100,000ks, always been serviced by Toyota, warranty ended December 2016. Now the water pump has failed as well as the tensioner thingo. Got a quote from Toyota dealer for $2,000. I have requested an out of warranty claim be submitted by the dealer. See how we go. Then probably through consumer law channels.

Seems as though there is an issue with water pumps in these engines.

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2k to do this job is a rip off. Pure and simple.

If others are doing it for 1/4 of that then you have to wonder.

I understand it's a fiddly process and would gladly pay someone to do it for me, but not 2k. Now Way !

Another point worth mentioning would be to have the serpentine belt and tensioners replaced too as this has to be removed anyway. Especially those higher mileage 40 series cars.

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On 22/12/2014 at 0:59 PM, John1982 said:

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It's bleeding to death . . . . I've never seen a water pump do that.

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Visual reminder why you always take extra precautions before getting under a vehicle.

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My 2006 Aurion with 86,000 Kilometres on the clock, finally the Water Pump Sh*t itself today, cost to replace from Toyota was quoted at $750.00.
Hope to have back to 2 day's time.

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That's not unusual from Toyota.

I had it done for $495, but then it was in 2015. It took one afternoon..

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3 hours ago, Aurion ZR6 said:

My 2006 Aurion with 86,000 Kilometres on the clock, finally the Water Pump Sh*t itself today, cost to replace from Toyota was quoted at $750.00.
Hope to have back to 2 day's time.

Yeah, welcome to the club 🙂 I was $600 out of pocket for this at an independent when it happened, so $750 at Toyota isn't that much of a rip-off. While it's belly up get them to do the VVT oil line, it's a recall item and should be free of charge if your car is still running on the original rubber crap.

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