Water pump replacement on 2007 Toyota Sienna

My sienna was running hot so I took it to a dealership for diagnosis.2 hours later they call and inform me the cost w/be a minimum of $1600 possibly $2,000.The reason?They say the manual says engine and trans needs to be removed to do this.I need answers quick.Anyone?

by in Salt Lake City, UT on September 15, 2010
5 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , September 15, 2010
I have never heard the engine needs to come out. I know it's a pain to do but I don't thing even the dealer charges much over $600-$650. Any one else feel free to correct me if I'm wrong !
ANSWER by , October 20, 2010
We just got the same estimate.
COMMENT by , October 20, 2010
I was able to get the new water pump with labor for just under $1400 at a local dealership.I was told they had an exceptional mechanic able to do the job in less time and bypass some of the steps listed in the repair data base.Still a lot of money for a water pump.I hope other Sienna owners can find a better/cheaper way to go,Good luck. Kara.0ken,S.L.C.
ANSWER by , January 01, 2011
hello , I'm a Master Certified Technician and I recently replaced a water pump on a 2007 Sienna , it took me about 2.5 hours . The Labor guide calls for 17.3 hours and R&R engine ,but I did not need to remove it.
COMMENT by , January 05, 2011
Hello. Do u know how long it takes to replace the heater core on this car? Im having a really hard time finding this out, and i dont wanna spend thousands at the dealer.
ANSWER by , January 03, 2011
Today January 3, 2011 Local Toyota Indiana dealer recommended I have the timing belt replaced as my 2007 Sienna has 92,000 miles , and to do the water pump at the same time because it would be cost effective at TOTAL estimated price of $800. Conrad
ANSWER by , January 05, 2011
Theres a shop in manhattan NY if u live there. 10th ave and 29th street. They will install it for $650 for u. good luck