Where is it leaking? It makes a difference.
Could be the pump or the hoses.
You might want to spray it all down with engine
degreaser and see where the fresh fluid is before
doing anything. Sealer won't help much if its what i think
It depends on which engine you have and what your shops hourly rate is. If
you posted which engine you have I could give you list price on the pump and
how much time the labor guide gives to replace it. The problem is that your
shop isn't bound to do it for that figure, in fact they can charge whatever
they want so you need to call around and get some estimates. The best bet
though is to use the shop that your friends say good things about. Those
that just go with the cheapest estimate "usually" get what they paid for, on
the other hand the shop that charges the most won't always do the best job.
When it comes to car repairs a smart shopper looks more at reputation than
I Had to replace the pump on my '96 3.0 ohv v6 Taurus wagon. The the
pump its self I found in a salvage yard for $40. And spent a hell of a
lot of time taking things off to put it on. Belt, pulleys, Alt.,overflow
bottle, and lots of bolts. A good way to kill a Saturday. It did come in
handy to learn how to do this for when the water pump dies. Right now I
have a busted line stearing line from a little off road driving. That
might run $100-200 to replace at a shop with a lift. The sealer stuff is
only good for small leaks.
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