how much would a water pump cost to replace? on 1996 Ford Escort

last night when i was driving in town, my car stated making a really loud noise: like something was dragging on the ground. when u lift up the hood and look at the belt it whipps and makes a loud noise

by in La Crosse, WI on January 05, 2011
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2 answers
ANSWER by , January 05, 2011
You can't really see the water pump without removing the timing cover since it's driven by the timing belt, not the accessory drive belt. I think it would be better to get to car to a repair shop and let an expert check it. Zee
ANSWER by , January 05, 2011
pays 2.7 hours to replace. .8 for the thermostat flush is 79 think about replacing the timing belt while they are doing this. it is an additional 1 hour in labor with 40 for the belt. good preventive maintenance. Roy