I know they didn't replace the water pump or timing belt when they replaced the engine. Last May, the Toyota service department changed the oil and one week later my engine seized. Living in New England Metrowest Boston we get a decent amount of snow and ice each year. Dealers usually recommend to replace the water pump with the bearings, tensioners, etc with the timing belt because it already all apart. Basically plug-n-play, no parts used from old engine.
Haha, welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska. If it has to do with their labor, I want the new engine warranty to cover it and not my warranty. Sounds to me like you're going to one terrible sour dealer. I appreciate all of your help. I am not a mechanic and just need to clarify what happened. I am not looking for winter only tires, which would probably be my best bet, but all season tires. The engine is under warranty, but they are claiming this doesn't have anything to do with their work, but it is just a bad luck sort of thing.
I just went to the service department this morning to talk with the service tech. Does the water pump pulley have to be dealt with when replacing a new engine? The service department says no, but I don't trust them further than I can throw them. I have a 03 V8 and I just turned over 78k. As for the water pump pulley. How is the sound during the warm weather months? Hey, brand new here, great forum! You you provide us with some more information? I was told at that time May that they don't put new engines in old vehicles, only refurbished ones.
Demand them pay a different one and have the engine replaced there. It has been quiet on the highway, worn well, and living in New York, I get some snow as well. I am pretty sure that these timing belts are to be replaced at 7 years or 100k miles, which ever comes first, for you it was 7 years. The truck has been great in any weather with that tire. As a customer you would have a very difficult time diagnosing or noticing a water pump pulley failing before it would be too late I'm talking about the water pump locking up, pulley bearing growling severely, ect; not a leak. They replaced my engine and said it was good to go.
When they installed the engine back in June, they replaced it with a short block. There are other dealers in town, but I figured I should take it back there if it was their mistake from the get go. I feel like I am getting jerked around because I don't know much about engines. They said the water pump was in good condition, so they didn't deem it necessary to replace it. The service manager at this dealership said they don't normally replace them until 120k miles.
A little bit of background. Just last weekend I went to start her up and she idled really fast and made a popping noise, which it turns out was my pistons slamming into the valves and seizing another engine. My question is could this second occurrence be due to poor labor in replacing the first engine? How is the sound during the warm weather months? This time, I was told they only put new engines in. I have a hard time believing it. I just wanted to reach out to an avid fanbase and hear what tires you swear by. I just really want to know what I am talking about before I go in there and cause a ruckus.
I am learning a lot here though. . The timing belt is supposed to be replaced at 90k or 7 maybe 8 years. When the engine was replaced was it replaced with a short block only the engine block, crankshaft, pistons, and associated engine block components , long block includes engine block, cylinder heads, camshafts, ect , or a complete crate engine? As for the specifics of what else they did, I am not certain. I think it's 7 though.
But usually they spray enough oil that you notice before leaving the stall. I have a 2005 V8 4Runner Sport Edition. I am going to contact Toyota headquarters to see if I can get some regular maintenance rules for replacing the water pump, etc. The tech hadn't removed the gasket from the old oil filter and put a new filter and gasket on top, which of course didn't seal. Not even a ruckus, I just want it fixed properly. .
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