Hey Patrick. My water pump went bad on my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. What’s a fair price for this to be fixed at a local small mechanic

How much should I expect to have my water pump fixed ?

My car has 103000 miles.

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Hi there. Replacing the water pump at a local garage can range anywhere from $300 to $500 and more, depending on additional components of the cooling system that might also be damaged. You might want to request an estimate to have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location to complete the water pump replacement as an affordable and convenient option.

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The average cost for a Dodge Ram 1500 Water Pump Replacement is between $382 and $626. Labor costs are estimated between $176 and $222 while parts are priced between $206 and $404.
The average cost for Dodge Ram 1500 Fuel Pump Replacement is $563.
The more your engine needs to be disassembled to access the water pump, the higher the labor costs. Taking all these points into consideration, you can expect to pay anywhere from $375 to $787 (including parts and labor).
Screw Ram Type Hydraulic Jacks With Remote Pump Application: For Object Lifting. Price: 1000.00 – 10000.00 INR (Approx.)
Fuel pump failures can be caused by electrical faults, old age (wear) or fuel contaminants (dirt, moisture or bad gas). Fuel pump failures often occur without warning. Fuel pumps, injectors and pressure regulators are the three most commonly replaced fuel system components.
If your EGR valve gets stuck in the closed position, then this can lead to a build up of heat within the engine, which can cause the air fuel mix to ignite prematurely. This early combustion, which will be especially noticeable at low revs, is likely to create a knocking sound.
44 to 54 PSI, and there is a Schrader Valve to hook onto on the fuel line or fuel rail.
The coolant is no longer circulating properly through the car. Heating and cooling may be affected by the vehicle. The car may begin to overheat as well. It is possible to drive your vehicle without a water pump, but not good to.
Your shop is correct that the labor time to replace the water pump is about five hours.

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Hey Patrick. My water pump went bad on my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. What’s a fair price for this to be fixed at a local small mechanic
ANSWER : Hi there. Replacing the water pump at a local garage can range anywhere from $300 to $500 and more, depending on additional components of the cooling system that might also be damaged. You might want to request an estimate to have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location to complete the water pump replacement as an affordable and convenient option.

hi, I need some help to decide weather to purchase a 2000 dodge ram 1500 magnum or a 2003 dodge ram 1500 small engine
ANSWER : On the 2000 magnum you can expect to pay $500 on tires. If the 2003 had an overheating issue, whether or not it get fixed is a concern. The 2003 is a newer vehicle even though it has 15k more miles. My best guess could possibly not be very accurate, since it comes down to the condition and how good they look to me.

I would recommend having a professional mechanic do a complete pre-purchase inspection on both trucks in order to give you an idea of the problems they may have. Afterwards you’ll have the information to make an informed decision.

Can a jeep run and drive without a water pump??
ANSWER : Driving or running the engine without the water pump working to circulate the coolant through the motor will cause the motor to overheat and may damage the engine costing thousands of dollars versus using a tow truck to take the vehicle to the shop that will cost a lot less. I would not recommend running the engine more than a few minutes at a time or you will overheat it.

Trying to change 2002 Dodge ram 1500 5.9 ltr engine with 2000 Dodge ram 1500 5.9 and motor mounts don’t line up
ANSWER : Hi there. Although the engines are the same size internally, it is very common for manufacturers to change the location of engine mounts both on the engine and the interior of the engine compartment. Unfortunately, this type of swap would require some fabrication of the motor mount location in order for it to fit correctly.

My water pump is leaking but I replaced timing belt and pump a year ago. Can I just replace the water pump this time?
ANSWER : Hello. You can just replace the water pump in this case. Although, the cost of just the timing belt is fairly negligible in comparison to the total labor of the job. My estimator says the water pump is a 6.5 hour job. Multiply that by whatever the shop rate is and you have the total labor without parts. You end up saving about $100 or less on parts if you only replace the pump.

The deciding factor will be the condition of the timing belt. If it has problems, you won’t be saving yourself any money by reusing it. In addition, there are seals and pulleys that may need to be replaced as well.

Assuming all the related parts were replaced the first time around, there isn’t a reason you can’t reuse them. I would say you should weigh the savings of reusing them against the actual condition of the parts. This is best determined after a complete disassembly. Keep in mind, time estimates will vary a bit depending on many factors. Either way, the labor is the largest cost.

If you would like to have the water pump replaced, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to perform this service at your convenience.

The Adaptive stability control went out on my car I took it to a local mechanic he said he thinks the throttle is going bad he unh
ANSWER : Unfortunately, the cause of your concern cannot be determined without visual inspection and further testing. While it is possible that your throttle position sensor may be faulty, it is more than likely that it could be a wheel speed sensor that is sending an erratic signal to the stability control computer. If you need to have this verified, a certified technician from YourMechanic will have the tools and skills necessary to properly diagnose the cause of the Adaptive Stability Control problem and perform appropriate repairs.

95 dodge ram 1500. Just replaced radiator with cap, water pump, fan clutch, and serpentine belt and thermostat and coolant sensor
ANSWER : The thermostat should be put in a pot with a thermometer and heated to 200 degrees. You should see the thermostat open between 180 and 190 degrees. If you see it open then you need to reinstall it into the vehicle. Refill the system and purge all air by running and letting it cool a couple of hot and cold cycles to get all air out. This should get all the air out. If you do not get almost two gallons of coolant into the system then it may need additional purging using an air purge tool. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to do the work if you continue to have problems.

My car still overheats, I replaced water pump and thermostat, and now after water pump install it knocks bad
ANSWER : Hi there:

Trying to diagnose an overheating issue remotely is incredibly difficult. However, there are three things you can do to attempt to solve this issue. First, remove the water pump, verify it’s the right replacement part and reinstall with new gaskets. Second, flush the radiator coolant fully, as the issue could be caused by an obstruction inside the heater core or other coolant lines. Third, make sure to check all electrical connections to the radiator sensors and components. If you check and complete all three of those tasks, and you still have overheating problems, contact a professional mobile mechanic to complete a car is overheating inspection.