How To Replace a Water Pump and Save $783

  • Published on Jun 4, 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!
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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  5 months ago +399

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    The Dream Car video is coming but because it is a very special video for me, I want to make sure it is amazing, so it is taking a little longer than I thought to film and edit (you will see why when it comes out). In the meantime, I filmed and edited this water pump video to bridge the gap. I actually edited this video during my 2 week long road trip where I had meet-ups for you guys in Cincinnati, Indy, and Chicago! As always thank you for the support and stay tuneeeeeed!
    P.S. Here is a link to the first every DIY video I did on my channel to help people:

      🅒🅞🅝🅢🅟🅘🅡🅐🅒🅨 Month ago

      @ChrisFix super big favor if you could go over the Prius Gen 3 / Lexus CT200h EGR problems and fix. As well as cleaning the clogged manifold.

      🅒🅞🅝🅢🅟🅘🅡🅐🅒🅨 Month ago

      @ChrisFix Please make a video on what should be done to fix up a 100k used car or one that doesn't have too much wrong and you'd like to keep it that way by being proactive with DIY. Best bang for the buck fixes and anything you can do to make your life easier later.

    • Santosh kumar
      Santosh kumar 2 months ago

      i am your super fan .....give me your autograph,

    • Benji Gans
      Benji Gans 2 months ago

      ChrisFix, how do I know which water pump to get?

    • Anton coban zap zap
      Anton coban zap zap 2 months ago

      Jag älskar dina vidjos

  • Black And White Cat
    Black And White Cat 11 hours ago

    Instructions not clear, I only saved 784$

  • Luke Caswell
    Luke Caswell 20 hours ago +1

    664 dislikes = Saab owners/ jag haters

  • live and let live

    You forgot to mention the heat must be turned on to bleed the system (get air out of the heater core)

  • live and let live

    Wtf $840 and it doesnt even require the timing belt/chain removed!

  • live and let live

    Google 1997 Toyota Tacoma water pump
    Thank me later

  • AlanInPingtung
    AlanInPingtung 3 days ago +1

    good job,i like ur youtube
    i am from TAIWAN

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  3 days ago +1

      Thanks for the support from Taiwan!

  • Carlos Villatoro
    Carlos Villatoro 5 days ago

    You're awesome bro you have and I know will keep saving me tons of money

  • Francis Vega
    Francis Vega 5 days ago

    Hi cris i would like you to do a video in which you can teach us how to change the transmission oil filter in a Toyota Corolla .

  • JohnDeereJames
    JohnDeereJames 6 days ago

    Chris: already has safety glasses on
    ChrisFix: puts glasses on to show safety

  • Randy Gonzalez
    Randy Gonzalez 6 days ago

    It’s always fun to see Chris do work on a car I also own.

  • GoldCh1ck
    GoldCh1ck 7 days ago


  • Ramon Anzures
    Ramon Anzures 8 days ago

    A mechanic on Craigslist totalled my car trying to change the water pump . Turns out it wasnt even that 👎

  • crazy rick johnson
    crazy rick johnson 8 days ago

    Did you mention turning on the heater to get the air out of it as well? just sayin!

  • Tyler Kohlmann
    Tyler Kohlmann 8 days ago

    Great video!!! As always! I'm always finding something to do with my car based on these videos! Keep them coming!!!!!!

  • 90 kids
    90 kids 8 days ago

    Hi i wanna install a turbo changer in my car kwit can you help me

  • Noorquacker
    Noorquacker 9 days ago

    You gave me the confidence to replace my own alternator without anyone's help. Just $160 for the alternator as opposed to the $160 + $400 labor costs I would have to pay. It worked out great

  • nova galactica
    nova galactica 9 days ago

    Thx cris 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Britney deza
    Britney deza 10 days ago

    My 1998 Mitsubishi Galant’s waterpump keeps on falling off. Do you have any ideas why?

  • Little Blueprint Writing hood

    My husband took our kids sonata to some janky dude now car won't turn over and coolant shooting out of reservoir....PLEASEEEEE HELP

  • Benjamin Thompson
    Benjamin Thompson 11 days ago

    A lot of pumps are not ran by the belt, most are ran my camshaft timing chains inside the engine

  • Ryan vtec
    Ryan vtec 12 days ago

    its easy until the timing belt spins the water pump.

  • Cyril Azoulay
    Cyril Azoulay 12 days ago

    Hi Chris, great video. Obviously it is an easy job on this Jaguar, Honda Civic would have taken much longer. Nonetheless, great job as usual!

    I have a question though. These types of coolant reservoir have a Min and a Max line on them. Usually the max line is to allow space for the coolant to expand when coming from the radiator.

    When you removed the non spill funnel, the coolant was like half way in the funnel, means that you crossed the max line and the expansion tank is full to the top.... I didn't see you removed the extra coolant from it to get back to the point where the coolant can expand.

    When you closed the cap, the coolant is already at the top of the expansion tank, I believe this is a mistake which can damage the cooling system....unless you did do the adjustment but you didn't show it in the video?

  • Miguel Sandoval
    Miguel Sandoval 13 days ago +1

    Alright so I tried this and my car caught in fire

  • rob black
    rob black 13 days ago

    Things I learned today: It is a lot easier to swap out a water pump on a Jag than it is on my Taco!

  • Angel Galvan
    Angel Galvan 13 days ago

    This seems easy to do on a car where the water pump is driven by the serpentine pulley, in my car, it’s driven by the timing belt, hope maybe you could do a video on one, as always Chris..YOU ROCK!👍👍👍

  • vempriex
    vempriex 14 days ago

    Wish I had watched this sooner and save but unfortunately my water pump (2013 Ford Taurus) was buried deep where the whole engine had to be dropped. Took it a mechanic ( not to a Stealership where it would have cost me more) to deal with it and pretty much paid that much amount. Not a fun experience but the mechanic went easy on me since it also needed a special tool and long labor hours. Luckily, I had a secondary car 94 Ford Aspire ( needed a muffler since it was very loud and I wore ear plugs to reduce said noise) since I work 7 days a week and drive a lot.
    Good to watch since I purchased another vehicle ( older model and not a Ford) hopefully the water pump is not buried deep. Great vid!

  • Hallo h
    Hallo h 15 days ago

    Can a bad gasket cause that leak or the whole water pump broke and you had to change it.

  • ragina gray
    ragina gray 15 days ago

    Hi Chris Do you work on the public cars and if so I in need of my car getting repair. I am so tire of getting rip off.

  • Latoya Marie
    Latoya Marie 15 days ago

    Exactly what I need fixed on my car, right now

  • fmint63 ExtraOrdinar
    fmint63 ExtraOrdinar 17 days ago

    Ps. Please give me feed back IF you want

  • Cash Flow
    Cash Flow 18 days ago

    I got to do this on my 05 G35. Also change the thermostat and Radiator.
    The only thing I done to a car was change a battery and starter.. IM FLIPPING OUT!

  • MUSTANG GT fourpointsix2valve

    That last bolt

  • Naeromusic
    Naeromusic 18 days ago

    damn I wish my skoda had that system instead of using the timing belt to operate the water pump before i sold it

  • Mr. Heat!
    Mr. Heat! 19 days ago

    how many people came here expecting Chris needed to pull the timing belt to access the water pump?

  • Jeffrey parkhurst
    Jeffrey parkhurst 19 days ago

    Thank you so much for your videos it's help me save probably $1000 or so. I got a 04 jeep grand Cherokee and had to change the water pump, getting ready to out new shocks on, and a few other things that would have cost us 100s of dollars

  • tyler chadderdon
    tyler chadderdon 19 days ago

    could all your tips work on a subaru by chance n/a impreza

  • Simon Briere
    Simon Briere 20 days ago

    Hi chris, nice video, I was able to switch out my water pump but I bent the onther pulley while pulling it off with a puller. I can't figure out what it is used for. I need the name for the parts store to get a new one. Thanks

  • Alia Bednar
    Alia Bednar 20 days ago

    can I use a universal peak coolant? It says for all makes and models.

  • vag4l vevo
    vag4l vevo 20 days ago

    What if you have both the radiator and the reservoir. Can you still do it on the reservoir?

    ALFABETAS999 21 day ago

    How do he know all this stuff? He did finish some mechanic school?

  • Sadum
    Sadum 22 days ago


  • alexander wei
    alexander wei 22 days ago +1

    So when are you going to start doing repair videos for German cars and make it easy for the rest of us :)?

    • alexander wei
      alexander wei 19 days ago

      @ChrisFix Please get a bmw 228i or m235i :D but I would be happy with any german brand heheh. Looking forward to your uploads!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  19 days ago

      If I get a German car ill make videos on it!

  • Kenny Martin
    Kenny Martin 22 days ago +1

    Nice job

  • The Watch Show
    The Watch Show 22 days ago +1

    Jaguar knows how to position a water pump. That's the easiest wp job ever.

  • andy klompenburg
    andy klompenburg 22 days ago +1

    great video tho Ill never own a jag

  • Seppe Zimmerer
    Seppe Zimmerer 23 days ago

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  • Chemical Spore
    Chemical Spore 24 days ago

    I just changed a wooder pump, but i came here to watch the changing of a wooder pump.

  • mairon costea
    mairon costea 24 days ago

    Idk if its just me but I have listen to the video at .75 playback speed to listen to him.

  • Js karan Sambhi
    Js karan Sambhi 24 days ago +1

    Hey Chris fix ima massive fan of u I learnt so much from u great vids man

  • Egypt is in Africa
    Egypt is in Africa 24 days ago

    This guy be talking like all cars are the same show me how to do it on 2008 Hyundai Tiburon

  • Oldstuff Man
    Oldstuff Man 26 days ago

    Dog driving a Jag.

  • Austin Liwanag
    Austin Liwanag 26 days ago

    Me too i don”t have a car but i learned a lot thru Chrisfix.. i feel like I will have my own car and do all of these... thanks and more power Chris.. don’t get tired in sharing all we need to know in a car..

  • Marlon Medrano
    Marlon Medrano 27 days ago +1

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  • علي الربيعي
    علي الربيعي 28 days ago

    بارك الله بيك

  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jones 28 days ago

    I see you still have the Thunderbird also, me and my mom just recently bought a 2003 red one with probably $20,000 worth of upgrades to it underneath like the suspension system, front end, etc.

  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jones 28 days ago

    Hey Chris I have a 2003 Chrysler Sebring convertible 2.7 L and I believe the water pump is out on it will it be the same type of fix as this? As easy? Do you have any advice for me to actually do it myself?

  • Anthony Jackson Jr
    Anthony Jackson Jr 28 days ago

    Great job Chris.

    ALOHA AK 29 days ago

    Best education for cars I’ve gained a lot of knowledge from chrisfix awesome work . Aloha from Hawaii!

  • Haydar Eren
    Haydar Eren Month ago

    Chris why are u yelling ?