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Acura SLX Water Pump Replacement costs $733 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Acura SLXV6-3.5LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1019.40Shop/Dealer Price$1281.47 - $1869.21
1997 Acura SLXV6-3.2LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1152.15Shop/Dealer Price$1448.18 - $2111.31
1999 Acura SLXV6-3.5LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$970.20Shop/Dealer Price$1218.99 - $1789.35
1996 Acura SLXV6-3.2LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1152.15Shop/Dealer Price$1447.99 - $2110.97
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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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Acura RL V6-3.7L - Water Pump - Schaumburg, Illinois
Alex is very good. Very patient -- not a hint of hurry from him discussing my car issues and handling my several calls on the day of the service. Everything finished in a timely manner, all old parts removed shown and gone over with me. And good discussion in general that helped to understand my car better.

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Acura Integra L4-1.8L - Water Pump - Oswego, Illinois
Alex did a great job on my Integra. He completed the job very quickly and correctly, not cutting corners like some mechanics would. Would highly recommend if you need work done on you car.

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Acura MDX V6-3.5L - Water Pump - San Antonio, Texas
Adam should be the model for the mechanics for "Your Mechanic" company. I'm blown away by his attention to detail and wanting to make sure everything is functioning properly. Adam always kepted me informed and did a great job.

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15 years of experience
Acura TSX L4-2.4L - Water Pump - Marietta, Georgia
What I would have to say about Jose is he was very knowledgeable of what needed to be done and he was able to complete his work in a timely fashion he did great work and got me back on the road right away Thank you

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