1997 Chrysler Sebring Water Pump

Tiny
ISAAC08
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 18,000 MILES
How much does it cost to change a water pump?
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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 1:36 PM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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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.

Good luck!
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 10:35 PM

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