How To Replace a Water Pump and Save $783

Publicerades den 4 jun 2019
Water pump replacement DIY. Learn how to replace a water pump at home using common hand tools. I was able to easily replace this water pump in under an hour and saved $783.
Replacing the water pump on many cars is not difficult and this is a perfect example of an easy to replace water pump. You could do this entire job without any special tools and I spent under $60 in parts which is unbelievable after getting the $843 quote from the Jaguar dealership. I will also do a video on a more difficult water pump so you can see what is involved in that as well.
Thanks PEAK for the coolant product placement in this video!
My first every water pump replacement:
How to Replace a Radiator:
How to Flush Coolant:
Water Pump:
Spill Free Funnel:
Torque Wrench:
Plastic Gasket Scraper:
Paint Marker:
Waterpump RTV:
Scouring Pad:
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    • Did you mean, wooder pump?

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  • I thought it would be $1200 ish

  • absolutly beautifull I thought its complex work 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Russian sub...THANKSSS😀😀

  • "Drain the cooling system" THANKS TRUCKY.

  • Would you always see water splashing? I have a Volkswagen Jetta and I took it to try and fix the ax but the guy said I need a to replace the water pump cuz it’s leaking but I don’t see any water coming out, then he said I need a ac kit...

  • Now what if you use gasket maker to your old pump

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  • Working on cars for over forty years Chris and still value your video's! Thanx a lot!

  • ChrisFix: Do this at home and save yourself a ton of money. *looks at 2013 ford explorer with a timing chain-driven water pump* ... *dies*

  • Please get a 300zx z32 as your next project car.. save headaches. your videos are so clear and not enough z32 videos on SEnewss !!/:

  • the easiest water pump to remove. try removing water pump on Marcedes A class 180 cdi

  • I would love to know how to do this on my Nissan X-Trail T30 diesel

  • Wudder pump

  • $ 800,- is a scam. 1 hour for the worker. Less as 100$ for the part and fluids. Something around $250 - 300 would be fair price offer. But I guess they know that people are scared to DIY.

  • Excellent video, you have a great down to earth "keep it simple" mentality. I did the pump in my wife's 2005 Yukon. The shop wanted $750 to do it. For $262 total in parts, including new thermostat, upper radiator hose and serp belt, and a few hours (my first time, I wanted to take my time and do it right) it was worth the $490 savings. It's run like a champ since, she's made several long distance trips with it and not a drop of leakage.

  • $843 to do a water pump. Ridiculous. Good job tho 👏

  • What's a wooder pump

  • does all cars have the same water pump? or its different.

  • CF is The GOAT . He was made for this . Kid was born to be an instructor . Fantastic !

  • 840 USD? Nice scam.

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  • $8 isnt bad for a fix

  • Dear Chris., how do you know each bolt by pound, when you using the torque wrench??

  • 843 dollars for a 30 minutes job if your taking your time, gotta love mechanics especially JAG mechanics

  • You are a life/money/headache saver. I appreciate you. Thanks.

  • This is unusually easy to change a water pump most cars like Hondas You have to remove A lot of stuff and the timing belt In order to change the water pump

  • That bucket is so handy

  • Save even more money.... Don't buy a Jaguar! Money pits as they age

  • Excellent video. Another job on the family car I now feel able to tackle with a splendid mixture of confidence, verve and parsimony.

  • You are so organized.

  • 8:05 you mean a chrisfix cross pattern

  • Instead of waiting for so long why not just go to the store and then just dump pure dry ice all over the car engine

  • Fixing that wooder pump.

  • Chris fix u should buy a 2015 Honda odyssey

  • Chris i have to ask you something about removing battery i heard that some cars if you remove battery just like that givin some issues they say at least plus side must be still connected before you remove



  • Is your dog trained?

  • Can't believe that Jag is easier to work on than a Toyota where you have to remove the pulleys and timing belt.☹

  • It is no wonder Chris that these motor people don't want people doing their own repairs. Jaguar to be frank are taking the piss and this is a simple job that can be done by anyone with a few standard tools. Let's keep repairing our own stuff and keep making the videos Chris. You are a star.

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  • Change water pump and pulley is one of the most overpriced jobs from mechanics

  • *Wooder pump

  • Can I buy a cheap water pump & make it better ?

  • You should do a video on how to change an axle. My dad recently had to change the axle in his truck and the dealer said it would cost 6500$, luckily it was under warranty but it would be nice to show the people with no warranty how to change an axle. Thanks love your videos!

  • no gasket sealer?

  • Why is this car not usable anymore?

  • Are you sure you had to replace whole water pump and not just the gasket?

  • Not so easy when the water pump is behind the timing belt.

  • Chrisfix, you speak as much as à woman but your vidéos are good. 👍

  • Thank you, Chris! You have saved me thousands of dollars in repair costs over the years, and given me an education and valuable skills. This weekend, I'll tackle a water pump and power steering pump replacement. Based on the quotes I've received, I'll save about $700 on this repair alone.

  • The only Problem is water pumps are In different locations on different cars and can be somewhat easy to super annoying and you shouldn't do something like this yourself if you don't know what your doing

  • What if my water pump is connected to the driveshaft? :(

  • POV: Trying to find an informative video on how to replace your wooder pump but you find this instead 🙄

  • Learning alot from you man

  • Such an easy access, to that water pump, unlike most cars. I saw that you left some spillage on your drive way, antifreeze tastes sweet to dogs, but it doesn't take much to kill them by destroying their kidneys.

  • This video helped me so much, thanks Chris! Got quoted for $675 to replace my water pump on my mustang. Spent $150 dollars on water pump, serpentine belt, coolant, and the funnel that you use in this video. Saved myself so much money! The job was easier than I thought!

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  • Another excellent video! Informative, well paced, clean and encouraging.

  • yea, my water pump is behind the timing belt on my car... that sucked. I didn't even realize the water pump was about to die until I removed it from the block, it was all crusty and corroded inside and developed a very slow leak. if those cheap paper gaskets fail on me, I'm gonna go ahead and blame China

  • The most unbelievable thing about this video is that a Jaguar exists somewhere with 188k miles and still runs.

  • I’m 9 years old I don’t even have a car but I still watch cuz I have nothing else to do with Covid-19

  • This video is very educational especially who want to save money.

  • Relatively simple job on this and some other makes and year and some are a nightmare.

  • Let's protect chris from these wicked auto industry people who dislike seeing people save money

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  • Hey Chris Fix… you mentioned in this video that you and your dad were lucky to have noticed the coolant leak before he left for work. What are some important things that you would recommend looking out for before setting out on your daily commute? PS Big fan of these educational videos.

  • Sucks I gatta remove my engine to change my water pump. Yup. That’s the only way to do it

  • I don’t even have a car but I still find myself watching these

  • i have never seen a waterpump that could be changed that easy.

  • Subaru owners be like: Wait, where are all the pulleys you need to remove to access the pump? As I'm about to own one myself, I hope Chris can sometime show how to do maintenance on boxer engines lol

  • only 2 things i would do different, and both are just little extras. I know it's not needed but i still put rtv on paper gaskets. I only apply a thin film though, you would still clearly see the grey of this gasket through the blue rtv. I also wire brush the threads of bolts, got a wire wheel on one side of the bench grinder, only takes a couple seconds per bolt and makes me feel a little better how reliable the torque spec is.

  • I have a 2012 Dodge Avenger overheating also I have coolant mixed with the oil but the water pump is external would this cause the coolant to be mixed with the oil or does it have to do with the head gasket

  • It's a whole different video for a timing chain driven water pump.

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  • Hey Chris just wondering do you work anywhere else or just do SEnewss for a living just curious 😂

  • The amount of enthusiasm he has about fixing stuff is mind boggling. I've worked on many many cars over the years and let me tell ya, the mechanics dialogue is that of a salors mouth. I've never once heard this guy curse out a engine designer or a signal bolt, but then again, he seems to live and work in an area that is rust free, which makes a world of difference when working on cars. Snapped and rusted bolts, busted knuckles and absolute oil and grease covered parts are NOT fun to work with.

  • Good job Chris

  • Hey Chris what about when you get an OEM Water Pump and it still leaks around the seam?

  • Is this your dads car?

  • Chris your the best. Easy instructions to follow 👍

  • - Happy you're have a good video!

  • I can bet, Chris gets excited when something in his parent's car goes wrong.

  • Try one on a Honda civic. If the timing belt is involved, replace that also.

  • I swapped my spark plugs and ignition coils and lemme tell you that feeling of doing it yourself is something else

  • Easy when ur watching.. hehehe

  • Very nice video

  • Ol' Dirty Coolant 😂

  • Did it for about $30 😁🙏

  • Dude you’re a financial life saver!

  • Are you going to do a face reveal?

  • 1 year later and this still super helpful! Saved me about $500 I went to a shop and that was the bill. I went and got the pump and a socket set and did it. Super accomplished feeling thanks Chris. Keep it up!

    • That's what I love to hear! Thanks a lot!

  • My goodness that seems like the easiest water pump to replace. Nice

    • Fortunately it was pretty easy, I'll have a video on doing a more difficult one soon to see both processes!

  • Wow, right after I turn in my car to a mechanic to fix the water pump i find this on my recommended which I have also seen a while back ago, atleast im not paying more than 140, hopefully. They did say they needed to take out the whole motor so thats very worrisome

    • Hopefully it doesn't get expensive!

  • Can you do this same procedure for maxima 2012 if u have and can??? From dubai

  • Can you please make one for a pt cruiser water pump cause they're really compact

  • Neighbors: "Darling, look, he is scolding his car again."

  • Should you charge your dad for the labor?