timing belt and water pump needs to be fixed?


Asked by Jun 10, 2014 at 04:25 PM about the 2000 Lexus GS 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

its started making a squicky sound when i turned and then my passenger side front tire fell completely off the wheel bell(w.e. its called) so i went to buy the lower ball joints and control arm. its fixed but now its overheating with no water/coolant in the main and back up resivsioer and its not over heating but it continues to need filled up after a long trip = 30+ miles and its missing 1/2, etc. i was told to get a timing belt kit and the water pump replaced? any advice for where is cheaper parts and if there's anything else i made need to be aware of? thank you all for your help. i'm a woman and have knowledge but i'm no mechanic. i did the lower ball joints myself but i cant handle this unless u guys help me =] please and THANK YOU...

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Tom Demyan

Autozone, Advance auto with online coupons or www.rockauto.com Don't drive the car till you repair, you might or already have warped the heads or blown a head gasket.

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thanks tom. yeah its been driving cause its our only car but getting this timing belt kit and water gaskets done tomorrow. any other advice?

Tom Demyan

search www.youtube.com for some videos on how to repair, get some coolant and distilled water, maybe replace the radiator hoses if they are original, thermostat?

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