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Water Pump Replacement Estimate for Mercury Milan

Mercury Milan Water Pump Replacement costs $276 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2010 Mercury MilanL4-2.5LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$365.23Shop/Dealer Price$438.90 - $620.85
2011 Mercury MilanL4-2.5L HybridService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$337.23Shop/Dealer Price$410.92 - $592.89
2009 Mercury MilanV6-3.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$527.27Shop/Dealer Price$648.47 - $972.97
2010 Mercury MilanV6-3.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$451.93Shop/Dealer Price$554.26 - $822.23
2010 Mercury MilanL4-2.5L HybridService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$337.23Shop/Dealer Price$410.94 - $592.93
2007 Mercury MilanL4-2.3LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$345.95Shop/Dealer Price$421.82 - $610.33
2006 Mercury MilanV6-3.0LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$525.55Shop/Dealer Price$644.38 - $962.20
2008 Mercury MilanL4-2.3LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$352.95Shop/Dealer Price$429.15 - $617.91
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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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Milan 2006 - Transmission Fluid Service - Fresno, CA
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43 years of experience
Milan 2006 - Air Filter - Tulsa, OK
Walter is a top notch mechanic. He does a great job. I would highly recommend him to anyone, any job, any vehicle. He's a 10 out of 10. He made sure all tasks were completed. Awesome mechanic. However, as far as the customer personal every agent wasn't good. Rosa and Julia are the only customer service personal I would ever speak with on the phone to complete another job. Both had empathy, great listening skills, effective communication, and compassion for their jobs. It could be heard. As for Jesus, Ceasar, Don, Kenya, Bianca needs more training with job coaches and should listen to my calls. They didn't listen to me and should have completed the tasks at the first call. Customer service personal are the first line of contact with the customer so everyone needs to be on the same page from the beginning, same verbage, same understanding, same information for the company. I can see Moblie Mechanics as a trend for the times , due to pandemics. People will need them to come to the house and work places to complete car mechanical needs. Thank you so much for your time. Have a great year and stay well. Sincerely yours Mary Hambright-Bender.

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Milan 2007 - Control Arm Assembly - Irving, TX
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Milan 2006 - Interior Door Handle - Washington, DC
Thanks so much he was great

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