200TQ water pump leak-impending disaster?

Richard J. Andrews tech at flashmail.com
Thu May 16 01:39:03 EDT 2002

there are not guarantees it could last for a month, or it could go out
more than likely you can go a week or so, but this is an interference engine.
just remember if something happens and timing belt skips the water pump
will seem like pennies compared
to the work you'll be paying for (head rebuilt)

'86 4kq
At 09:32 PM 5/15/02, you wrote:
>My 1990 200 TQ is making some noise from the front of the engine and
>I am seeing 3-4 drips of coolant on the ground at the front of the
>car when I stop it. Sounds like a water pump to me. Might it go like
>this for a while or do these things let lose with a bang. It just
>started about a week ago. If I understand correctly I might as well
>do the timing belt along with the water pump, yes?  How big a job is
>1990 200TQ Pear White 188K

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