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Can you change the water pump without changing the timing belt?
Hello. Yes you can replace the water pump without replacing the serpentine belt. If the belt is worn, and it breaks while you are driving, you can damage a lot of other components in that area. You will have to remove the belt to replace the water pump anyway.
When replacing a water pump What else should you replace?
When changing a water pump, replace all old gaskets and seals with new ones. If your new pump comes with a seal, make sure it’s in impeccable condition before installing it. (Some seals are so thin you could easily damage them when you rip off the packaging.)
Can you replace just the water pump?
The location of the water pump in relation to the engine can vary by application. Whether you can replace it yourself depends on how much experience you have. However, a person who easily figures out how to do things can usually replace a water pump that is on the front of the engine, without any mechanical experience.
How long does it take to change timing belt and water pump?
between 3 to 6 hours
The average time taken for a water pump and timing belt change is between 3 to 6 hours.
How much does it cost to change a water pump and timing belt?
The average water pump replacement cost is $550, with prices ranging from $461 to $638 in the US in 2020. But typically depends on the type of vehicle you drive and the auto repair shop you take it to. Labor costs are between $256 and $324 while parts cost between $205 and $314. Estimate doesn’t include fees and taxes.
How much does it cost to replace water pump belt?
Installation will range from $300 to $600. In these cases, the chain or belt should be changed at the same time to avoid paying for the engine to be disassembled again. Again, pricing will vary by location and your vehicle make and model.
How much does a timing belt and water pump replacement cost?
The average cost to replace a timing belt will be anywhere from $300 to $500 in total (more for larger cars, trucks, and SUVs). The timing belt itself will usually only cost less than $50 but the majority of a timing belt job is spent on labor. The cost of the labor will be anywhere from $250 to $450 or more.
How much does it cost to replace water pump and timing belt?
Is it worth fixing a timing belt?
Although timing belts are critical, there’s no need to replace them regularly –unless explicitly recommended in your owner’s manual. Some automakers recommend changing a timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000, others don’t. Many of today’s timing belts can go 100,000 miles or more without needing to be replaced.
Can you change the water pump on a Plymouth Breeze?
Changing the water pump on your Plymouth Breeze is easy enough that you can do it yourself and save a lot of money on labor charges at a repair shop. Signs that your water pump is bad could be the car overheating, or you see leakage around the water pump bearing where the pulley is located.
How long does it take to change timing belt?
First, prepare your car and work area. Changing a timing belt and water pump can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on your skill level, so make sure you have the time and space to complete the job. Do the following before you start:
How do you remove a water pump from an engine?
Remove the bolts from the water pump using a ratchet and socket. Pull the water pump away from the engine. Clean any gasket residue from the water pump mounting surface using the scraper. Remove the O-ring from the water pump mounting surface and discard it.