The average water pump replacement cost is $525, with prices ranging from $300 to $750. But usually will depend on the type of vehicle you drive and the auto repair shop you take it to.
What Is A Water Pump?
A water pump is designed to distribute coolant through water-cooled engines. Not all water-cooled engines use water pumps, but these devices are at the heart of just about every modern water cooling systems. Water pumps are typically driven by the rotation of the crankshaft; however, this can be accomplished in various different ways. There are also a number of different styles of pumps that are typically used.
You Should Consider Replacing The Water Pump When:
If you have coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump rotor shaft is reinforced by a bearing. Over time, the bearing or seal can wear out and leak or damage the rotor. A lot of water pumps have weep holes close to the pump bearing. If there significant leakage from the weep hole, you should replace the pump.
Bearing roughness or noises. If the water pump shaft doesn’t turn smoothly or if the pump makes a lot of noise, the bearing is extremely worn. Pump replacement is necessary.
Timing belt replacement. Where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is wise to replace them both at the same time.
When Replacing Your Water Pump Think About:
- Installing a new cooling system thermostat when you are replacing your water pump, particularly if the thermostat is worn out or original.
- A complete flush of the cooling system is a wise when replacing the water pump. This can be done before or after the water pump replacement.
- Inspecting the entire cooling system, hoses, belts, temperature sensor, etc.
Schedule Water Pump Replacement In Scottsdale
In addition to being a full-service gas station, we employee ASE Certified mechanics that work on imports and domestic vehicles alike. When you need a water pump replaced our team is here to help! Conveniently located in Scottsdale we can tend to nearly any vehicle repair or maintenance need. Stop by Bridwell Auto Center located at 7171 E Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 or by giving Bridwell Automotive Center a call today (480) 948-4781.