Engine Cooling problem
2004 Suzuki XL7 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles
Radiator level is within working levels but temperature gauge rises and falls and there is no heat. Is this a potential water pump issue. My wife has taken car to a Midas car care center and they told her it was a water pump and the cost is 1300.00 Is this the average cost for a replacement?
Check/replace thermostat. Flush cooling system. Labor time on pump replace is 14 hours and $80 for pump
March, 15, 2010 AT 6:44 AM
WATER PUMP LEAK
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): TS 06 03296, Date of Issue: March 29, 2006
Related Ref Number(s): TS 06 03296
Signs of coolant leakage at water pump weep hole.
During break in, some coolant will pass through the seal and leave green and white deposits around and below the weep hole.
If these deposits of coolant are found around the weep hole do not replace the water pump.
If these deposits of coolant are found and coolant is visibly leaking from the weep hole enough to drip on to the ground, replace the water pump.