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Water Pump Replacement Estimate for Acura RLX

Acura RLX Water Pump Replacement costs $599 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2017 Acura RLXV6-3.5L HybridService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1159.27Shop/Dealer Price$1425.30 - $2135.18
2015 Acura RLXV6-3.5LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1201.89Shop/Dealer Price$1507.23 - $2286.31
2014 Acura RLXV6-3.5L HybridService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1201.89Shop/Dealer Price$1507.22 - $2286.29
2017 Acura RLXV6-3.5LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1131.27Shop/Dealer Price$1392.80 - $2099.31
2016 Acura RLXV6-3.5L HybridService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1201.89Shop/Dealer Price$1507.30 - $2286.43
2015 Acura RLXV6-3.5L HybridService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1201.89Shop/Dealer Price$1507.22 - $2286.29
2016 Acura RLXV6-3.5LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$467.95Shop/Dealer Price$585.63 - $803.25
2018 Acura RLXV6-3.5L HybridService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$374.46Shop/Dealer Price$453.47 - $642.09
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Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

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Derrick

20 years of experience
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Derrick
20 years of experience
Acura RLX V6-3.5L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Norfolk, Virginia
overall wasn't that bad , i mean just walk around and open the hook up check the fluid and test drive the.car , it tooks 40 mins to complete the job really not worth $96 . my car is cpo so i knew is not bad but not running the computer test no check the tire pressure for me is more like state car inspection plus the 4 more fluid check , charge for $96 is over charge and can't count on them to buy the used car at all.

MICHAEL

33 years of experience
184 reviews
MICHAEL
33 years of experience
Acura RLX V6-3.5L - Battery - Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Once he arrived, the service was quick and cordial. Thank you.

David

10 years of experience
193 reviews
David
10 years of experience
Acura RLX V6-3.5L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
David is a wonderful professional. He got to work, changed brakes, cleaned up after himself. David was done fairly quickly. Performed 50 point check then departed. Great professional.

Carlos

21 years of experience
47 reviews
Carlos
21 years of experience
Acura RLX V6-3.5L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Houston, Texas
Very professional and even came out to inspect my vehicle 1 day early. He performed a very detailed inspection, highly recommended!!!!

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