HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REPAIR A WATER PUMP HOUSING GASKET. on 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

FIRST STARTED WITH LOW COOLANT REPLACED THEN CAME INTAKE GAKET THEN WATER PUMP AND NOW MECHANIC SAYS WATER PUMP HOUSING GASKET COULD THIS ALL START BECUASE THE CAR SAT UP FOR 1 YEAR AND A HALF?

by in Washington, NC on October 08, 2010
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ANSWER by on October 08, 2010
I takes about 7.4 hours for the 3.1 liter. I would find a better shop, it should not take 3 GUESSES to find this problem. http://repairpal.com/directory?address=27889&car_brand_names=Chevrolet
COMMENT by on November 23, 2010
(I takes about 7.4 hours for the 3.1 liter. I would find a better shop, it should not take 3 GUESSES to find this problem.) these are not GUESSES. if the car sat for that long period of time the gaskets dry out and all of them need to be replaced. so master mechanic don't say that the it,s a shops fault.
COMMENT by on December 16, 2010
One year is not that long, Rubber seals that are designed to be exposed to fluids continuously (example,rear main seals) tend to dry up but such things as intake gaskets, head gaskets and water pump gaskets usually only fail with time or engine overheating damage.