Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Water Pump. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Cooling System Pressure Tester
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Needle Nose Pliers
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- Water Pump Gasket
- Water Pump
- DIY Costs: Est. $220.38 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $457.68 parts and labor
- Make sure that the engine is cold. Prop the engine hood up.
- Take the radiator cap off.
- Using a cooling system pressure tester, test the radiator for any possible leaks.
- Carefully examine the water pump for any signs of leaks.
- Put a drain pan at the bottom of the radiator and unplug the radiator drain plug.
- Take the serpentine belt and drive belts away.
- Disconnect the hoses that are attached to the water pump.
- Unfasten the bolts holding the water pump in place and take the water pump out.
- With the help of gasket scraper, wipe off the mounting surface on the engine block.
- Place a new gasket on the mounting surface of the engine block and position the new water pump properly on it and secure the water pump with bolts.
- Reattach all the hoses and belts that you removed earlier.
- Put the drain plug back to the radiator.
- Take a mixture of 50% distilled water and 50% antifreeze agent and fill the radiator reservoir. Make sure that the mixture reaches up to the MAX mark.
- Perform pressure test to check leaks.
- Turn the engine on and wait for few minutes and again check the coolant level. Add more, if required.
- Recap the radiator and take a small drive.
- During drive, keep an eye on the temperature gauge. It should not move to hot. Otherwise make necessary adjustments.