03-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
New Water Pump? Powertrain Warranty Question too
I'm an 07 JK original owner. I have 89K miles on my Jeep..
About me- I don't fix cars, know much about them, or feel comfortable attempting any repairs myself.
I've taken my Jeep to the dealership (I've moved so different ones) at least once a year to get some type of regular maintenance. I've kept up with everything according to the manual.. except when I hit 60K miles the dealership told me I would need a water pump which would cost $580. Since that was crazy expensive, there weren't any issues and I figured they only told me that based on milage. I passed on it but kept looking out for any problems.
3 weeks ago, I took my jeep in to the dealership (I moved again- different dealership) for a recall, oil change, break pads.. they told me my water pump was now leaking.. I didn't get a quote at the time.. and didn't get any service for it then either. I have noticed some drops in the drive way though.
Sorry for the long message.. so here are my questions..
1. 89K miles, "leaking WP" and some drops means I should replace the water pump, yes?
2. Is it covered under the lifetime powertrain warranty?
3. How do I know if I still have the lifetime powertrain warranty?
4. How much should I expect to pay for a water pump at a dealership?
Please know- I've read the forums and know that it seems "relatively easy" to replace a WP yourself.. but that's not me.. so what would you do if you HAD to take it somewhere.
Thanks in advance!!!