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Replacing a water pump

Old 12-05-2006, 10:53 AM
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I have a 2002 RSX with 66K miles that needs a new water pump. The mechanic quoted me $400 (2/3 of that is labor as the service manual says it is supposed to take 4 hours to do).I'm wondering WHERE the water pump is located, as in, how easy it is to access for someone with slightly above average knowledge of cars who has replaced a water pump on a car before. Any advice will be greatly appreciated because it will potentially save me some labor costs!
Old 09-27-2007, 09:15 AM
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well its just like any other honda you take the motor mount off take the tire of then timing belt cover valve cover and all that good stuff then u take the timing belt off (make sure you mark your timeing marks) then its 4 bolts holding the pump on then u just put every thing back together make sure timing is right and that the belt isnt loose
Old 10-02-2007, 09:47 PM
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and AND if you off on the timing belt even 1 little tooth it will run like crap or bend the valves on the head. then you can spend another 1100 getting that fixed.

In my opinion this is not the repair to solo on first time.

300-500 is about the norm for the job.
make sure they also replace you cam and crankshaft seals...during the repair there 20 bucks each. after the repair there 400 bucks.

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