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Water Pump Replacement Estimate for Suzuki Esteem

Suzuki Esteem Water Pump Replacement costs $307 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1999 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.6LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$497.89Shop/Dealer Price$595.86 - $815.55
2001 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.8LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$423.71Shop/Dealer Price$516.46 - $757.44
2001 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.6LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$250.67Shop/Dealer Price$298.55 - $409.65
2000 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.6LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$497.89Shop/Dealer Price$600.73 - $824.07
2002 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.8LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$423.71Shop/Dealer Price$514.75 - $754.44
1997 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.6LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$435.09Shop/Dealer Price$508.69 - $674.78
1999 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.8LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$430.71Shop/Dealer Price$521.45 - $760.92
1998 Suzuki EsteemL4-1.6LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$483.89Shop/Dealer Price$579.65 - $797.68
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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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Jose

15 years of experience
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Jose
15 years of experience
Suzuki Esteem - Alternator - Portland, Oregon
Jose is a very friendly auto mechanic and a gentleman. He was careful to explain everything to me so I understood everything he was doing. I highly recommend Jose.

Michael

10 years of experience
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Michael
10 years of experience
Suzuki Esteem - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Orlando, Florida
Not only did Michael fix the issue I had posted, he stayed a bit longer and found the root cause of my vibration issue. He recommended where to fix it and left me with a smooth ride. He taught me some things about cars. 10/10 would recommend.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Suzuki Esteem - Power Steering Pressure Hose - Corona, California
Jay Unger repaired my older model vehicle with no problem. I have been told by others it would not be wise to fix the car based on the year and mileage of my vehicle but for under $700 my car was repaired and running like new. It sure saved going out and buying a new car with payments or buying a vehicle with potentially worse problems. He was very professional, was timely and explained everything that was wrong, what he did as to the repairs and what may be needed for future repairs. I would call YourMechanic again and ask for Jay Unger to repair my car anytime. Having the work done at home saved me drive time and down time.

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Jamahl
18 years of experience
Suzuki Esteem - Car is overheating - Gotha, Florida

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