Mercedes-Benz SLC300 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

(38)

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

(38)

Water Pump Replacement Service

How much does a Water Pump Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Water Pump Replacement is $554 with $392 for parts and $161 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC300L4-2.0L TurboService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$979.52Shop/Dealer Price$1192.54 - $1793.32
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300L4-2.0L TurboService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$945.52Shop/Dealer Price$1158.57 - $1759.37
Show example Mercedes-Benz SLC300 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

(38)

Rating Summary
32
3
2
0
1
32
3
2
0
1

Mazyar

8 years of experience
464 reviews
Mazyar
8 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SLC300 L4-2.0L Turbo - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Atlanta, Georgia
Could not have been more pleased with the great customer experience provided by Mayzar. He was early on a day that was very nasty due to weather. Kept me updated and made sure I understood everything he did. Looking forward to my next maintenance experience with Your Mechanic team.

Jose

15 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C230 L4-2.3L Turbo - Water Pump - Largo, Florida
My experience was hassle free and extremely streamlined. Jose is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, he was quick to find my problem and knew just how to fix it. He went the extra mile to answer some of my questions about my car and even helped with a few little things not covered by the work order. Through it all he maintained a laugh and a smile. Great mechanic, great guy. Thank you.

Edgar

14 years of experience
38 reviews
Edgar
14 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C280 L6-2.8L - Water Pump Replacement - Paramus, New Jersey
Edgar rocks. Came when he said he would, finished the work ahead of schedule and made me feel very confident in his ability to handle what was not a minor repair job. Clean, competent, pleasant--what more could you ask for? Great service.

Damian

11 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
11 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E320 V6-3.2L - Water Pump - Sorrento, Florida
He is very professional very neat work from now on I don't need to anywhere I will set up the appointment with Your mechanic

Excellent Rating

(38)

Rating Summary
32
3
2
0
1
32
3
2
0
1
Number of Mercedes-Benz Water Pump Replacement services completed
418+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Clean Windshield Wiper Blades
When you drive in wet weather or dusty conditions, it seems like your wiper blades always leave streaks unless they're brand new....
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cruise Control Vacuum Bleed Switch
Common signs include cruise control disengaging on its own or not disengaging when the pedal is pressed, and a hissing noise coming from the dash.
How to Be Careful When Buying a Car
When When you buy a car, whether it is a new car from the dealership, a used vehicle (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-buy-a-used-car) from a car lot or dealer, or a used car as a private sale, you need to come to an agreement...

Mudguard destroyed under my left front bumper

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2016 Hyundai Accent. You will be ok driving it around. Your mudguard does not serve a critical function that would otherwise prevent you from driving your car safely. If you'd like some peace...

I have excessive smoke coming from exhaust when I tow my trailer.

The cloud of smoke is the engine running colder than normal or having too much fuel in the engine. Check the fuel injection system and see if the fuel injectors are firing correctly. If the fuel system is working properly,...

I have a 2000 gmc Sierra 1500 it had a pushbutton transfer case that went bad I have a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with a manual transfer case can I swap the transfer case and if so what will I need to do thank you

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