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Water Pump Replacement Estimate for Fiat 500

Fiat 500 Water Pump Replacement costs $751 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2016 Fiat 500ElectricService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$2128.73Shop/Dealer Price$2627.78 - $4032.15
2016 Fiat 500L4-1.4L TurboService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$808.74Shop/Dealer Price$974.24 - $1366.84
2015 Fiat 500L4-1.4LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$828.24Shop/Dealer Price$990.94 - $1381.43
2017 Fiat 500L4-1.4LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1172.32Shop/Dealer Price$1435.27 - $2105.47
2013 Fiat 500L4-1.4LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$774.75Shop/Dealer Price$931.23 - $1317.07
2013 Fiat 500ElectricService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$2279.89Shop/Dealer Price$2806.99 - $4307.58
2012 Fiat 500L4-1.4LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$792.25Shop/Dealer Price$947.98 - $1333.25
2014 Fiat 500L4-1.4LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$774.75Shop/Dealer Price$933.16 - $1320.44
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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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Hector

13 years of experience
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Hector
13 years of experience
Fiat 500 - Oil Change - Denver, Colorado
Hector took his time to make sure the job was done well and completely. He showed up promptly at the scheduled time of the appointment. He even took the time to diagnose some additional issues I would not have otherwise known my car had. Hector was very professional and kind.

Paul

24 years of experience
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Paul
24 years of experience
Fiat 500 - Car is not starting - Las Vegas, Nevada
Paul is a real pro, what you wish ALL mechanics were like. He was a total pleasure to work with. A class act, and VERY knowledgeable. So glad to have met him,care about his customers, thank you Paul!

Oscar

23 years of experience
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Oscar
23 years of experience
Fiat 500 - Check Engine Light is on - Silver Spring, Maryland
A very polite and efficient mechanic - he spent every moment working on my Fiat and showed me the problem it was to do with the emissions valve also gave me good advise on how to have the issue rectified at no cost to me. I would highly recommend Oscar and will definitely prefer using his service rather than the dealership. Thank you again Oscar

Lewis

15 years of experience
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Lewis
15 years of experience
Fiat 500 - Oil Change - Dallas, Texas
Great work! He didn't have a specialized part that was needed for my fiat, so he picked one up at auto zone and came to finish the repair for no extra cost. Thanks Lewis!

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