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BMW 550i GT xDrive Water Pump Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

Water Pump Replacement
The average cost for a BMW 550i GT xDrive water pump replacement is between $695 and $988. Labor costs are estimated between $284 and $360 while parts are priced between $411 and $628. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.
Water Pump Replacement

What is a water pump?

The water pump circulates coolant through the engine's cooling system to help prevent the engine from overheating.

How does the water pump work?

The water pump is driven by an accessory belt at the front of the engine, or by the timing belt or timing chain. As the engine runs, this belt turns and keeps the pump working.

What are the symptoms related to a bad water pump?

The two most common signs of a bad pump are leaks and noises.

Leaking water pumps can result in damage to the drive and timing belts, and cause the engine to overheat. A failed water pump can be caused by other problems in the cooling system, such as a bad thermostat, radiator or head gasket.

Can I drive with a water pump problem?

If the water pump is not maintaining good coolant circulation, the engine will overheat, causing leaks, possible head gasket damage and ultimately a failed motor. If your car begins to overheat, pull off the road and shut the engine off as quickly as you safely can. You will have to have your car towed to a repair shop.

How often do water pumps need to be replaced?

This depends on the model of car and its driving conditions. The water pump does not wear like a tire or a ball joint, but eventually the bearing or impeller can fail inside the pump.

Water Pump Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for a Water Pump Replacement is between $695 and $988 but can vary from car to car.