The price of an R/R for your water pump will depend on how you go about having it fixed.
If you go to a shop, you'll probably be looking at $550. This is because almost all shops use a data service called "Alldata" or "Mitchell" to obtain their parts and labor pricing.
These services call for $100 for the water pump and $450 for the labor. (4.5 hours)
But this is all B/S.
You could purchase a water pump from AutoZone for $25.00.(Which is the same price a shop will get it for) But the problem will be finding a shop that'll install it for you.
They'll tell you that they don't like to install parts unless it comes from one of their suppliers for "Warranty" purposes. But again, that's B/S. The real reason is they don't want to cut themselves out of that mark-up. (How shops turn a profit)
And it certainly won't take 4.5 hours to change a pump on a 4-cylinder either. It may take a semi-skilled mechanic 2-hours tops. Me, I'd do it in 30-minutes.
Now, if you purchase your own pump from AutoZone for $25 bucks, then go to your local community college, you should be able to find a student of their automotive tech program who'll put it on for you. They'll probably charge you a $100.
Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 10:35 PM