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Want to learn more about Car Water Pump replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Water Pump do?

The water pump is situated in the engine bay and pumps the engine coolant around the cooling system, ensuring fresh coolant is circulated through the engine at all times. The water pump is usually driven off the engine's serpentine belt (or drive belt).

What does a water pump replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the water pump and the cooling system.
  • Mechanic will subject the cooling system to a pressure test which should reveal any leaks.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the water pump.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will inspect the system again, test drive the car and check for any leaks.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

Can I replace a water pump myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a car water pump replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a faulty water pump?

  • When there are patches of fluid visible under the car (near the engine).
  • When fluid has leaked in the engine bay around the water pump.
  • When the car will not start.
  • When the engine temperature is higher than normal (engine overheats).
  • When the 'Engine Temperature' warning light is on.

How long does it take to replace a water pump?

On average, car water pump replacement times can range from 1 hour to 4 hours with an average of 1.75 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should a water pump need replacing?

Should you experience problems with the pump like those listed earlier, then it is advisable to have the water pump inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Seeing that the water pump is a component that is especially prone to wear it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

Can I drive with a bad water pump?

If you suspect there is any issue with your water pump or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect and do not drive the vehicle. Driving with a faulty water pump can lead to the engine overheating and lead further complications on your vehicle and potentially engine damage.

How much does it cost to fix a car's water pump?

If the water pump is broken usually a water pump replacement is required. Cost for a water pump replacement will depend on a number of factors but on average costs £200.

Can a bad water pump pulley rattle?

A water pump pulley can make a noise if it is bad. If you're unsure whether the pulley is making the noise it is advisable to get a mechanic to check. They can advise on next steps.

How long will the water pump last?

A water pump can last anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on your usage it's best to have it checked periodically and replaced as needed.

Is a faulty water pump an MOT failure?

A faulty water pump in itself should not cause an MOT failure as it is not checked as part of the MOT. However, if the water pump is leaking this could become a reason for an MOT failure.

How much does it cost to replace a water pump?

A water pump replacement generally costs between £115 and £375 with an average price of £200. Ultimately, the cost of replacing the water pump depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your water pump replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a car water pump replacement, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Timing belt kit, Water pump, Engine coolant/antifreeze and/or Water pump pulley. We have car water pump replacement prices for 53 different manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£206 £303 - £366 Get exact price

Asia

£126 £231 - £231 Get exact price

Audi

£259 £319 - £531 Get exact price

Austin

£129 £139 - £243 Get exact price

Bentley

£206 £322 - £330 Get exact price

BMW

£289 £254 - £557 Get exact price

Cadillac

£226 £343 - £343 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£161 £210 - £313 Get exact price

Chrysler

£326 £188 - £789 Get exact price

Citroen

£230 £302 - £508 Get exact price

Dacia

£257 £365 - £576 Get exact price

Daewoo

£166 £194 - £294 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£131 £164 - £269 Get exact price

Dodge

£239 £289 - £578 Get exact price

DS

£140 £229 - £229 Get exact price

Fiat

£194 £257 - £380 Get exact price

Ford

£173 £225 - £352 Get exact price

Honda

£170 £212 - £309 Get exact price

Hyundai

£178 £185 - £346 Get exact price

Infiniti

£207 £331 - £331 Get exact price

Isuzu

£220 £208 - £422 Get exact price

Iveco

£356 £477 - £732 Get exact price

Jaguar

£182 £255 - £318 Get exact price

Jeep

£206 £190 - £376 Get exact price

Kia

£174 £197 - £380 Get exact price

Land Rover

£219 £197 - £450 Get exact price

LDV

£282 £286 - £624 Get exact price

Lexus

£256 £228 - £526 Get exact price

Lotus

£223 £378 - £378 Get exact price

Maserati

£242 £364 - £408 Get exact price

Mazda

£185 £186 - £377 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£243 £246 - £494 Get exact price

MG

£253 £365 - £546 Get exact price

MINI

£226 £255 - £429 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£228 £279 - £467 Get exact price

Nissan

£169 £170 - £380 Get exact price

Perodua

£164 £239 - £239 Get exact price

Peugeot

£216 £253 - £495 Get exact price

Porsche

£392 £480 - £646 Get exact price

Proton

£232 £341 - £531 Get exact price

Renault

£293 £383 - £628 Get exact price

Rover

£232 £353 - £496 Get exact price

Saab

£195 £249 - £430 Get exact price

SEAT

£224 £247 - £493 Get exact price

Skoda

£250 £274 - £499 Get exact price

Smart

£164 £250 - £283 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£137 £179 - £236 Get exact price

Subaru

£219 £241 - £378 Get exact price

Suzuki

£149 £188 - £275 Get exact price

Toyota

£194 £183 - £391 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£153 £168 - £295 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£234 £284 - £486 Get exact price

Volvo

£197 £248 - £383 Get exact price

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  • Microcar
  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a car water pump replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Car Water Pump replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£162.27

Water pump replacement

Mercedes-Benz CLK
Leicester
£529.67

Water pump replacement

Vauxhall Insignia
Torquay
£104.33

Water pump replacement

Vauxhall Astra
London
£175.55

Water pump replacement

Vauxhall Corsa
Altrincham