Can I change my water pump myself?

Can I change my water pump myself?

A specialist workshop usually estimates a good three hours of work for changing a water pump. However, if you do this work yourself, the only costs incurred are those for a new water pump. These are usually between 50 and 500 pounds.

How do you take off a water pump?

Remove the water pump pulley bolts and the pulley itself. Use a ratchet or wrench to remove the water pump mounting bolts. Remove the water pump from the vehicle. If the water pump doesn’t come off easily, give it a couple of taps with a dead blow hammer to break it free.

How much does it cost to replace a water pump on a 2001 Ford Ranger?

Taking all these points into consideration, you can expect to pay anywhere from $375 to $787 (including parts and labor). Of course, shopping around to get a few quotes is your best bet to get the best deal.

How much does it cost to replace a water pump on a Ford Ranger?

Ford Ranger Water Pump Replacement Cost Estimate. The average cost for a Ford Ranger water pump replacement is between $489 and $564. Labor costs are estimated between $164 and $207 while parts are priced between $325 and $358.

What tools do I need to replace water pump?


  • Sockets and wrenches.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Pliers.
  • Drain pan.
  • Rags.
  • Gasket sealer.
  • Antifreeze.

How hard is it to change your water pump?

While removing the pump is not difficult, you must have experience removing and replacing timing belts and their various components. It takes just as much work to get down to the timing belt as it does the water pump, therefore you should plan on replacing the belt at the same time.

Can you change water pump without changing timing belt?

Generally, the idler pulleys, tensioner and water pump should always be replaced when the timing belt is replaced. In most cases, the timing belt drives the water pump, so it is the right time to replace the water pump. It is also recommended by the manufacturer. WORD TO THE WISE.

Do you have to put sealant on water pump?

If your new pump comes with a seal, make sure it’s in impeccable condition before installing it. (Some seals are so thin you could easily damage them when you rip off the packaging.) Perhaps you’re tempted to apply sealant to an O-ring or a dry seal, just to be ‘extra safe’, but these seals don’t need sealant!

How long does it take to change water pump?

Fixing a broken water pump can take anywhere from two hours to most of a day. A simple replacement should take around two hours, but more complicated work trying to fix a water pump (which will save you money on parts) can take four or more hours.

Do you need to use gasket sealer on a water pump?

The gasket is good enough on the engine, you don’t need to put sealer on that. It’s a good idea to put it on the pump. Then it stays in place and doesn’t move. It’s sealed good against the pump.

Should RTV be used on water pump gasket?

Please note that RTV is not to be used on the entire gasket; the gasket should be installed clean and dry. RTV should only be used on the corners of the gasket and/or stepped casting areas that have a gap. Using a small amount of RTV will fill in those areas to assure a leak-free assembly.

Do you use Loctite on water pump bolts?

End of dialog window. I use high temp locktite to put the studs in the block, I use high tack sealant spray on the water pump gasket only on the pump side, and I use blue locktite for the rest of the hardware. All the bolts and threads have to be clean and dry for locktite to work properly.