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Volkswagen Passat Water Pump Replacement costs $536 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2018 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L TurboService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$606.64Shop/Dealer Price$742.31 - $1104.03
2005 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1130.87Shop/Dealer Price$1366.26 - $1939.89
2004 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1295.03Shop/Dealer Price$1573.64 - $2281.58
2003 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1155.87Shop/Dealer Price$1387.96 - $1959.10
2009 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$303.75Shop/Dealer Price$371.96 - $546.17
2017 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$483.92Shop/Dealer Price$578.32 - $801.81
2003 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$1123.37Shop/Dealer Price$1320.06 - $1779.16
2014 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeWater Pump ReplacementEstimate$743.88Shop/Dealer Price$886.32 - $1229.35
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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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Chris

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20 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat - Water Pump - Lake Elsinore, California
Chris was awesome and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He communicated with me throughout the day and recommended ways on how to save some money by doing repairs and maintenance at the same time time that require the same labor. He contacted me when he was available early and made sure everything worked to my schedule. He was very knowledgeable and most of all repaired my vehicle. After the repair, he took the time to explain how several parts work and thuroughly tested all parts and components to ensure they we're working cohesively. Thanks so much Chris and I will recommend and use him many times for my vehicle repairs.

Robert

19 years of experience
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Robert
19 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat - Water Pump Replacement - Everett, Washington
Robert showed up as agreed friendly and clean professional look He immediately went to work on my vw passat and didn't even take a break until he was at least 89% completed he brought all the parts needed plus a thermostat for a small additional fee he also installed He was very positive and even though several distractions occurred while he was working he minded his own business and was very diligent while working He answer every question I asked no matter how trivial and made me feel confident in his ability to complete a very tedious job that was very involved and technical to say the least upon completion he advised me of and future repair needed and I'm and sure I will book him again the future Job well done sir! As far and ms the company is concerned they misquoted my estimate and when I pointed out their error they did make rhe correction I would recommend you go over the quote and make sure they and mandrel billing you properly Thabks for the good job robert

Robert

29 years of experience
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Robert
29 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat - Water Pump - Santa Clara, California
Robert did a good job on the car, what I like the most is the after service. He called to check on how the car is going and if I need anything. After 1k miles a minor accident happened on coolant leakage. I called him and in 20 minutes he appeared, although it was a weekend, and inspected the car, identified the problem and fixed in in 15 minutes and I was back on the road in less than 1 hour free of charge. I am really impressed with how he backs up his work. I will definitely keep using Robert's services for my car in the future.

Rodney

34 years of experience
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Rodney
34 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat - Water Pump - Sacramento, California
Great service again!

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