Mercedes-Benz SL600 Water Pump Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(5)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(5)

Water Pump Replacement Service

How much does a Water Pump Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz SL600 Water Pump Replacement is $507 with $136 for parts and $370 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-5.5L TurboService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$2133.86Shop/Dealer Price$2623.47 - $3938.72
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-6.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1021.26Shop/Dealer Price$1252.34 - $1791.73
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-6.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1021.26Shop/Dealer Price$1252.33 - $1791.71
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-6.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1021.26Shop/Dealer Price$1252.18 - $1791.44
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-6.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1021.26Shop/Dealer Price$1252.44 - $1791.90
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-6.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1021.26Shop/Dealer Price$1252.33 - $1791.71
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-5.5L TurboService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$2075.36Shop/Dealer Price$2564.15 - $3878.78
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL600V12-6.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1040.76Shop/Dealer Price$1273.45 - $1814.04
Show example Mercedes-Benz SL600 Water Pump Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(5)

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
1
4
0
0
0
1

Edwin

40 years of experience
36 reviews
Edwin
40 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SL600 V12-5.5L Turbo - Car does not shift from park to drive - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Great

Richard

21 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
21 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SL600 V12-6.0L - Car is not starting - Marietta, Georgia
Fast honest knew what he needed

Chris

22 years of experience
2223 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SL600 V12-5.5L Turbo - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Huntington Beach, California
Highly recommend Chris and will request him next time I need service on my Mercedes SL600 V12 Turbo Roadster! Chris is an expert craftsman who really knows about my Mercedes. I was happy about saving money by not going to the dealer for service. Who knew you can have your car serviced at home while getting things done around the house instead of wasting time driving to a dealer and hanging out in their waiting area! I will definitely request Chris next time my car needs service!!

Steven

14 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SL600 V12-6.0L - Loud screeching noise when I start the car - Goodyear, Arizona
I have an older Mercedes 600SL and was somewhat concerned about using some one other than a dealer, but my fears were put to rest after my initial conversation with Steve. Steve was on time, knowledgeable, had all of the required tools. diagnose the problem and gave me a stalemate of cost for the repair. He did not try to over sale me on something I didn't need. He made the repairs made sure that everything was correct and assured me that if I needed anything more he was just a phone call awaly. Steve called me the next day just to check that the repair was good.

Excellent Rating

(5)

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
1
4
0
0
0
1
Number of Mercedes-Benz SL600 services completed
55+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Are High-Performance Ignition Systems Different from Standard Ones?
Once Once upon a time, there was only one type of ignition system. It used a distributor, points, a coil, and was subject to significant wear and tear. Then came the electronic ignition, which replaced the points with an electronic...
P0199 OBD-II Trouble Code: Engine Oil Temperature Sensor Circuit Faulty
P0199 P0199 code definition P0199 is indicating a fault in the engine oil temperature sensor circuit. This code is similar to P0195, P0196, P0197, P0198. What the P0199 code means P0199 is found when the ECM has detected an intermittent...
P0571 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cruise Control/Brake Switch A Circuit Malfunction
P0571 means there is a problem with the switch that that deactivates the cruise control system which causes the cruise control to not function.

Is the Chrysler Sebring a good car?

Hi there, thanks for writing in. For the most part, the 2008 Chrysler Sebring is a decent used car. However, like any other used vehicle, the overall condition of the vehicle is largely based on the previous owner and how...

Brake Booster potential leak.

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If the brake pedal is easy to use when the engine is running and is stiff when the engine is off, then the brake booster is working fine. The oil is coming from the...

How many quartz of engine oil should be put in during a oil change?

If you have the 2.0L engine, and are changing both the filter and the oil, add 6.3 quarts of oil. All other engines on this model, that is the 2.4L and the 2.5L, require 5.0 quarts if you are changing...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com