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TDW 12-17-2009 09:29 PM

Water Pump
So... I noticed a puddle of anti freeze under the jeep today. Took it to the mechanic next door and he tells me to go get the parts and he will fix it for $130. Needs a new water pump. How bad am I being ravaged?

distortedtj 12-18-2009 12:03 AM

Not bad compared to what a dealer will charge you. $130 for doing it is pretty reasonable.

But it isn't a difficult task to under take with simple hand tools.

There are also several step by step writeups on how to do a water pump replacement. <-- for if you want to tackle it yourself.

MR.CLIFFORD 12-18-2009 12:06 AM

I'd spend the 130 on new tools and do it myself and have tools left at the end of the job instead of empty pockets. :D

Wyominer 12-18-2009 12:53 AM

Stu Olson's web site has a good step by step article about changing out a water-pump, which would also include a thermostat. I agree with Clifford, spend the money on tools, if you need them. However, $130.00 is pretty cheap.

TDW 12-18-2009 06:31 PM

I paid them to do it. Didnt want to since I just ordered wheels for it. But it is snowing like a MF and I wanted to play in it.

TDW 12-18-2009 06:32 PM

Oh yeah... And new tires are happening the next week or two. Dang water pump!

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