The average cost to replace the timing belt ranges from $150 to $1,000, as of 2015. The range in price is based on the type of car and the cost of labor. This is a labor-intensive job that may take as many as eight hours.
The typical cost to have someone replace a water pump ranges from $300 to $750 for labor and parts as of 2015, according to CostHelper Cars. The national average for total replacement cost is between $291 and $394, according to RepairPal
The main types of water pumps are displacement pumps, submersible pumps and centrifugal pumps. While there are also other varieties of water pumps, these are the ones seen most often.
Well pumps, sump pumps and pressure tanks are some of the different types of water pumps. Water pumps can be useful in both businesses and homes to bring or move out water.
A vehicle's timing belt controls the camshaft and crankshaft rotation, opening and closing the valves to smoothly operate the vehicle. It is so named as it turns the camshaft in sync timing with the crankshaft. On some engines, a timing belt failure causes catastrophic damage to the engine.
To change a water pump, switch off the ignition, find the water pump, pressure test the cooling system, drain the system, remove belts, remove the pump, and install a new pump. Close the drain valve, fill the radiator with a mixture of coolant and distilled water, test the pressure of the cooling sy
Some reasons for a pump running without water, often referred to as "dry running," are the pump's discharge becoming blocked to flow and the pump's suction being blocked or starved of flow. Poor operation practices are the main reasons why centrifugal pumps run without water.
The average cost for replacing a timing belt depends on the make and model of the vehicle. According to CostHelper.com, the cost for passenger cars varies between $179 to $942, with an average cost of $449. A timing belt for an SUV or minivan costs between $502 to $950, with an average of $736.
One of the most commonly seen symptoms that a car's water pump may be bad is puddling of water or coolant underneath the vehicle. An overheating engine may mean earlier signs were missed or ignored.
As of 2015, a good location where pumps that remove water can be purchased is Home Depot. Products can be purchased online or in-store.