Recent Topics
2017 CX-9 First UOA on Factory Fill
by DTAM
10/20/17 04:35 PM
Lowest NOACK VW 502/504 Oil
by DasTurboWagen
10/20/17 02:17 PM
Hexagonal Boron Nitride - Recent Research and ?
by IanB2017
10/20/17 01:58 PM
Pennzoil Platinum Dexos 1 Gen. 2
by bigj_16
10/20/17 01:28 PM
Rare Lawn Boy 22261 mower -$599
by Best F100
10/20/17 01:08 PM
3M Foaming Salt Remover
by SatinSilver
10/20/17 12:11 PM
OBDII Scanner-You get this in your message box?
by ARCOgraphite
10/20/17 11:43 AM
AMSOIL 15W-40 HD Diesel and Marine Oil shelf life
by alleghenyrose
10/20/17 11:28 AM
what happens to a car after we sell it?
by jstert
10/20/17 10:53 AM
Europe, Asia, Australia/NZ members- Schaeffer Oil
by Kuato
10/20/17 10:29 AM
Replacing Bump stops - why?
by LeakySeals
10/20/17 10:12 AM
Christmas shopping days to go
by CourierDriver
10/20/17 08:50 AM
Extended Oil Change ?
by yankees1
10/20/17 08:31 AM
Oil choice for S350d
by bigjl
10/20/17 06:45 AM
Mobil1 0w20 EP, 9924 miles, 2010 Civic
by Astro_Guy
10/20/17 06:22 AM
Edge 10W30, Penrite HPR 5, MaxLife 20W50 in Aust.
by SR5
10/20/17 04:23 AM
That's all folks....last Aussie car produced today
by Shannow
10/20/17 02:41 AM
Under valve cover pics
by barkingspider
10/20/17 01:50 AM
Simple Tire. Are they good?
by WhyMe
10/20/17 12:59 AM
Fuel injected Toyotas
by OneEyeJack
10/20/17 12:12 AM
Newest Members
RaisinCane, thkilroy, perknz, JEByrd, theJackpile
63171 Registered Users
Who's Online
75 registered (69GTX, 2oldtommy, advocate, ATex7239, Alex_V, A_Harman, 3 invisible), 2211 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
63171 Members
66 Forums
272520 Topics
4524412 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3266165 - 01/31/14 05:59 PM Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre
Milkman Offline


Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 375
Loc: Pittsburgh PA USA
Hello All,

Mrs Milkman's car will be needing a WP very soon. With the weather and my health, I can't do it. What do you guys think is a reasonable cost ? I ask this as I have no regular mechanic as I was always able to work on my cars myself. 3.8 L V6. Thanks...
_________________________
2016 Toyota Camry SE (Mine)
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT (Hers)

Good cars...


Top
#3266179 - 01/31/14 06:21 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Milkman]
beast3300 Offline


Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 3147
Loc: Ohio
An independent would do that for probably 300. A national chain probably 450.
_________________________
'03 Regal GS L67: PP 5w30/FU3980

'99 Grand Prix L36: R.I.P.

'07 LaCrosse L26: QS Dexos blend 5w30/TG3387A

ASE L1 MT


Top
#3266183 - 01/31/14 06:27 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Milkman]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 16458
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
It only pays 1.8 hours normal time but the OEM water pump is over $180 but can be had online for less than $100+ coolant.

If you found someone who would let you provide the pump and coolant labor should be about $120-$160 depending on the labor rate in your area.
Most places frown on this though because markup on parts is where they cash in on the job.

Have you tried a local trade school? Maybe an out of work mechanic or one that does it on the side that friends use, most do its just finding them. Ask at your local parts store if they know someone.

If you got an OEM new pump installed with coolant for $350 you did okay.
I would do that job for someone for $225 with new OEM out the door, cash and a handshake only.

Edit: No i am not fishing for work, i really don't want any. Just an example if i were. grin


Edited by Trav (01/31/14 06:28 PM)
_________________________
ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.

Top
#3266185 - 01/31/14 06:32 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Milkman]
ls1mike Offline


Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 4827
Loc: In the Garage...
Mr. Milkman,
Are you not able to do it yourself? The 3.8 water pump is easy.

But Trav and Beast are correct. I believe the pump I put in the Buick was a new one from Autozone with a life time warranty for 50 dollars.
_________________________
Mike
00 Trans Am WS6 5.7 LS1
02 Silverado 2500HD 6.0
14 Caprice PPV 6.0
15 Malibu LTZ Turbo
12 Passport TT

Top
#3266204 - 01/31/14 06:56 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Milkman]
Boomer Offline


Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 1856
Loc: Pennsylvania
Just go to repairpal.com. Type in your zip code and what repair you are looking at and it will give you a spectrum of costs for that repair in the area where you live. I have found it to be very accurate.
_________________________
2013 VW Passat TDI SE, 50,500 miles Castrol Professional VW507 5W-30
2017 VW Golf All Trak 6750 miles Castrol Professional VW505 10W-40

Top
#3266263 - 01/31/14 07:54 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Milkman]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 16561
Loc: Clovis, CA
If you were close by, I'd do it for for the cost of a six pack. That job on the 3800 is a piece of cake.

Once you get the alternator support bracket off, you got all kinds of room to work on the water pump.

Top
#3266343 - 01/31/14 09:48 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Merkava_4]
ls1mike Offline


Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 4827
Loc: In the Garage...
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
If you were close by, I'd do it for for the cost of a six pack. That job on the 3800 is a piece of cake.

Once you get the alternator support bracket off, you got all kinds of room to work on the water pump.

I am with you. If you were close we would shoot the breeze and enjoy the work!
_________________________
Mike
00 Trans Am WS6 5.7 LS1
02 Silverado 2500HD 6.0
14 Caprice PPV 6.0
15 Malibu LTZ Turbo
12 Passport TT

Top
#3266477 - 02/01/14 03:26 AM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: ls1mike]
Milkman Offline


Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 375
Loc: Pittsburgh PA USA
Thanks Gentlemen...

I had 2 mild heart attacks in the last 3 months. For now, I am not allowed to do much. It doesn't look like a tough job.

New aftermarket pumps can be had around here for about $ 40. Any brands to avoid ?
_________________________
2016 Toyota Camry SE (Mine)
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT (Hers)

Good cars...


Top
#3266615 - 02/01/14 08:37 AM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Milkman]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 16458
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
With stuff like this and the aftermarket being what it is these days i go with OEM from an online store.
Cardone, Airtex, AC Delco aftermarket, etc are all scrap metal. AC Delco OEM is expensive but good, it is not related in any way to the aftermarket version.
_________________________
ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.

Top
#3267077 - 02/01/14 05:12 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Milkman]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 16561
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: Milkman
New aftermarket pumps can be had around here for about $ 40. Any brands to avoid ?


When comes time to replace mine, I will be getting an ACDelco from RockAuto.

Top
#3267823 - 02/02/14 10:35 AM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Merkava_4]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 16458
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Which one the aftermarket or the OEM? They offer both, good price on the OEM though.
_________________________
ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.

Top
#3268269 - 02/02/14 04:37 PM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Trav]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 16561
Loc: Clovis, CA
I'll be going with the one equivalent to GM# 19209288

Top
#3268693 - 02/03/14 12:46 AM Re: Waterpump Replacement cost:2004 Buick LeSabre [Re: Trav]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 8440
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Trav
With stuff like this and the aftermarket being what it is these days i go with OEM from an online store.
Cardone, Airtex, AC Delco aftermarket, etc are all scrap metal. AC Delco OEM is expensive but good, it is not related in any way to the aftermarket version.

Yes, and I would put Bosch on that list, too.

GMB, Aisin, and Beck/Arnley are the only aftermarket pumps I trust.
_________________________
2010 Lancer Ralliart Sportback

Top