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How much does Water Pump Replacement cost?

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Water Pump Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Dodge Durango$354$210.44$143.9812%$403.94
2012 Honda Insight$574$429.94$143.987%$623.44
2009 Jeep Commander$285$140.92$143.9814%$334.42
2010 BMW 135i$767$527.34$239.979%$849.84
2006 BMW 325Ci$456$136.34$319.9619%$566.34
2006 Porsche Cayenne$754$409.88$343.9513%$872.13

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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Eddie

40 years of experience
28 reviews
Eddie
40 years of experience
BMW 650i - Water Pump - Eagle, Idaho
Eddie was great showed up in time, let me know everything that was going on. Took the time to get everything replaced correctly, cleaned up afterwards and pleasant person to talk to. Will definitely use this service again if I need it. Will ask for Eddie
Ford F-150 - Water Pump Replacement - Boise, Idaho
Eddie kept in contact and did a really good job on my truck. Explained what repairs were needed done and did a great job fixing them. And will hire Eddie again for Any future repairs

Andrew

15 years of experience
378 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Water Pump Replacement - Portland, Oregon
Andrew was early (bonus points). Andrew listened to my non-professional diagnostic opinion and set straight to work. He also provided me feedback and guidance as he moved through the repair process. Give this man a raise! He didn't do work that didn't need to be done and left me very satisfied with the service.
Ford Ranger - Water Pump Replacement - Portland, Oregon
I needed the water pump replaced on my Ford Ranger and set up an appointment with Andrew. Andrew arrived promptly on the day of the appointment and immediately set to work. He had a very competent and professional manner that I appreciated, and the work was done well within the estimated time. I am very glad to have my truck fixed and back on the road all without leaving my house!

Behrak

9 years of experience
193 reviews
Behrak
9 years of experience
Buick Lucerne - Water Pump - Norcross, Georgia
Behrak was early, did a great job and was quick... he also recommended other options and future work in which will need to be done. Honest guy and great mechanic!

Collins

12 years of experience
299 reviews
Collins
12 years of experience
Buick LaCrosse - Water Pump Replacement - Atlanta, Georgia
Collins did an amazing job. He is very personable and knowledgeable and honest. book with him and you will get exceptional car treatment

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