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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Question: I need to replace the water pump



, Lansing, IL, April 06, 2011, 12:16

What is the estimate to repair?

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    April 06, 2011, 15:49

    You didn't say which engine you have, the larger engine is easy, I'd say about 2 hrs labor plus parts which would be $100 to $150.
    the smaller 4-cylinder is a lot harder, maybe 3 or 4 hrs. Labor is locally priced so you'll have to make a phone call.
    You can try our estimator link:
    If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you:

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    , April 06, 2011, 19:04

    Hey Superbob,

    I have a 6 cylinder engine. The estimate price I was given to replace the intake gasket (the intake gasket and vacuum manifold have given me trouble for the life of the car), and the water pump including labor was around $900. I have checked your specialist and they say approximately $860 on the high end. I was given a list of all of the things that could be done -- however, the Olds cutlass has 130+, and I'm hoping to buy a new Toyota Camry in the fall or spring, I don't want to put alot of money into it. The body and interior are in great shape; Ive taken really good care of it in terms of maintenance.
    Thanks for your response. I appreciate it.

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    Visitor, April 06, 2011, 19:02


    About $900 to replace the intake gasket and the water pump including labor.

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