1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E Q&A
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E Question: Cost to replace water pump?
I see in my labor guide the water pump is about $150 antifreeze another $25, thermostat about $20 and six hours labor to six and a half hours. - patrick mannion
waterpump for Mercedes c280 - c280
If you include the upper hose and the replacement thermostat plus antifreeze....not outraaegous. - Visitor
I was told by Meineke I need to have my water pump and timing belt replaced on my 05' Dodge Stratus for $1000.00. Holy crap I was shocked! I didn't even know I had an issue. I took it to get serviced and that day the temp light came on. I asked them about it and they said they would take a look. The outcome is as is above. I don't know what to do. I just dont have that money laying around. Should I shop around for other prices and see what I find? Or is this one right and a decent cost to fix the issue. - Visitor
thats crazy dude shop around - Visitor
WOW....$795, I'm in the wrong business!!!! If you can DIY $250. At a shop, around $375-$400. MORE than that and you are getting soaked. - Visitor
No, that's over 475 dollars for repair charges, i installed my own water pump and therm in 4hrs, with just a scocket set and crowbar( for getting tention of Surpbelt back to correct tention. But if you have more money than time ( to repair it yourself ) go fir it - Jeff walker
It is a fair price because first of all it's a German car and they are not cheap to fix,you are not being ripped off my friend. - Visitor
Just went through this exercise; the estimate of 6 hours or so is fairly reasonable. Place that at your local shop rate , then add parts from vendors you are comfortable with. Consider that, in addition to the pump itself, you would be well advised to also renew the thermostat, serpentine belt, hoses and fan clutch. That last one is somewhat elective and also the priciest piece in the list at almost 200$, TT+L. Very hard to test if it *seems* to be working properly. Good luck and skill - - OldFartatPlay
A rough running motor or lack of power can be caused by a failed distributor cap or rotor,...