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Water pump leak..I have a 2004 dodge stratus

I used a temporary leak stopper and its been fine for a month and all of a sudden it stopped on me today. I know I have to replace the water pump I was just wondering how hard it would be to do, the mechanic are asking for hundreds of dollars when the pump is only 80.00 has anyone ever done this?

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  • jessbolo43 Jan 12, 2009

    It's a 4cylinder..and thanks everyone for your responses they are helpful, I'll print them out and do some more research and get some estimates.

  • Rudolf Diesel
    Rudolf Diesel May 11, 2010

    Hello

    Is your dodge a 4 or 6 cylinder?

    Thanks

    RD

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    the amount they charge for labour is a good indication of how hard it is to do. you will likely need a new heater core soon as well because stop leak tends to plug it up.



    Robert

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Hi Jess!
Contrary to my collegues remark?
You obviously seem to have an interest in the mechanical side of your vehicle and want a repair like anyone done professionally and as cheaply as possible.
So try a reputeable workshop with references for a quote? I'm across the pond U.K. so would love to come and repair your vehicle BUT costing doesn't appraise from amount??
So get some local quotes!
You possibly will not need a heater matrix/core just a good flush! please let me know how things pan out? (Sorry about pun!)
Paul 'W'
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