How To Replace a Water Pump and Save $783

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!
My first every water pump replacement:
How to Replace a Radiator:
How to Flush Coolant:
Water Pump:
Spill Free Funnel:
Torque Wrench:
Plastic Gasket Scraper:
Paint Marker:
Waterpump RTV:
Scouring Pad:
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  1. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixVuosi sitten

    For daily updates, definitely follow me on Instagram: 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:

  2. Michael Leighton

    Michael LeightonUukausi sitten

    I wish my mechanic was as detailed and thorough as well as neat in his doings. Chris is obviously a class act.

  3. Aflah Alrahbi

    Aflah Alrahbi2 kuukautta sitten

    thank you Chris

  4. Powder Days

    Powder Days6 kuukautta sitten

    Chris, I need help! My 2014 passat has a clunking noise while going over small or large bumps. I have checked every joint and tightened every bolt. I've been under this car every other day trying to find the culprit. I'd bring the car in but due to the lockdowns affecting my income. I just don't have the money to spare on that. I feel it might be the output cv axle seal, but I don't want to dig in that if it's not that. Plus I can't find any videos on this. Please, I need help with this. Thank you for any help.

  5. Venom5260

    Venom52608 kuukautta sitten

    why didn't you change the thermostat as well?

  6. Korey Williams

    Korey Williams11 kuukautta sitten

    If you ever come through the shawnee Oklahoma area let me know. I'd love to show you the work I've been doing on my truck. I have 0 professional mechanic skills every thing I've done so far has been with the help of people like you and the good people that make the Haynes manuals.

  7. Nathan Monahan

    Nathan MonahanPäivä sitten

    only 2 things i would do different, and both are just little extras. I know it's not needed but i still put rtv on paper gaskets. I only apply a thin film though, you would still clearly see the grey of this gasket through the blue rtv. I also wire brush the threads of bolts, got a wire wheel on one side of the bench grinder, only takes a couple seconds per bolt and makes me feel a little better how reliable the torque spec is.

  8. Josue Banda

    Josue BandaPäivä sitten

    I have a 2012 Dodge Avenger overheating also I have coolant mixed with the oil but the water pump is external would this cause the coolant to be mixed with the oil or does it have to do with the head gasket

  9. Sean Michael The Producer

    Sean Michael The ProducerPäivä sitten

    It's a whole different video for a timing chain driven water pump.

  10. Naruto Uzumaki

    Naruto Uzumaki3 päivää sitten

    The learned cart equally reply because coal byerly help next a petite backbone. wrong, male catamaran

  11. Leonel Macias

    Leonel Macias3 päivää sitten

    Hey Chris just wondering do you work anywhere else or just do FItitle for a living just curious 😂

  12. Marz Barz

    Marz Barz3 päivää sitten

    The amount of enthusiasm he has about fixing stuff is mind boggling. I've worked on many many cars over the years and let me tell ya, the mechanics dialogue is that of a salors mouth. I've never once heard this guy curse out a engine designer or a signal bolt, but then again, he seems to live and work in an area that is rust free, which makes a world of difference when working on cars. Snapped and rusted bolts, busted knuckles and absolute oil and grease covered parts are NOT fun to work with.

  13. kwamefisco

    kwamefisco4 päivää sitten

    Good job Chris

  14. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix4 päivää sitten

    Thank you!

  15. Sledgefist1

    Sledgefist15 päivää sitten

    Hey Chris what about when you get an OEM Water Pump and it still leaks around the seam?

  16. Krystal McIntyre

    Krystal McIntyre5 päivää sitten

    Is this your dads car?

  17. Sid Hamri

    Sid Hamri6 päivää sitten

    Chris your the best. Easy instructions to follow 👍


    QUANG VINH TANG7 päivää sitten

    - Happy you're have a good video!

  19. Edward Arakelian

    Edward Arakelian7 päivää sitten

    I can bet, Chris gets excited when something in his parent's car goes wrong.

  20. Michael Knorr

    Michael Knorr10 päivää sitten

    Try one on a Honda civic. If the timing belt is involved, replace that also.

  21. Flying Zootzoot

    Flying Zootzoot10 päivää sitten

    I swapped my spark plugs and ignition coils and lemme tell you that feeling of doing it yourself is something else

  22. Zetsubo // Free Downloads

    Zetsubo // Free Downloads12 päivää sitten

    Easy when ur watching.. hehehe

  23. Zetsubo // Free Downloads

    Zetsubo // Free Downloads12 päivää sitten

    Very nice video

  24. Leorick T.

    Leorick T.16 päivää sitten

    Ol' Dirty Coolant 😂

  25. DLHJ Records

    DLHJ Records16 päivää sitten

    Did it for about $30 😁🙏

  26. Vincent Shaw

    Vincent Shaw18 päivää sitten

    Dude you’re a financial life saver!

  27. eathan richards

    eathan richards20 päivää sitten

    Are you going to do a face reveal?

  28. Emmanuel Jacobo

    Emmanuel Jacobo21 päivä sitten

    1 year later and this still super helpful! Saved me about $500 I went to a shop and that was the bill. I went and got the pump and a socket set and did it. Super accomplished feeling thanks Chris. Keep it up!

  29. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix21 päivä sitten

    That's what I love to hear! Thanks a lot!

  30. Jose Martinez

    Jose Martinez21 päivä sitten

    My goodness that seems like the easiest water pump to replace. Nice

  31. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix20 päivää sitten

    Fortunately it was pretty easy, I'll have a video on doing a more difficult one soon to see both processes!

  32. Sebastian Hernandez

    Sebastian Hernandez22 päivää sitten

    Wow, right after I turn in my car to a mechanic to fix the water pump i find this on my recommended which I have also seen a while back ago, atleast im not paying more than 140, hopefully. They did say they needed to take out the whole motor so thats very worrisome

  33. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix21 päivä sitten

    Hopefully it doesn't get expensive!

  34. manoj shrestha

    manoj shrestha22 päivää sitten

    Can you do this same procedure for maxima 2012 if u have and can??? From dubai

  35. Behbeh Stafford

    Behbeh Stafford25 päivää sitten

    Can you please make one for a pt cruiser water pump cause they're really compact

  36. Bal Loney

    Bal Loney25 päivää sitten

    Neighbors: "Darling, look, he is scolding his car again."

  37. Bal Loney

    Bal Loney25 päivää sitten

    Should you charge your dad for the labor?

  38. ghassan refaeia

    ghassan refaeia26 päivää sitten

    هل من ترجمة للعربي

  39. Reilly Calhoun

    Reilly Calhoun27 päivää sitten

    That's an easy water pump to fix. Lucky ur mustang's water pump didnt go ;)

  40. Reilly Calhoun

    Reilly Calhoun26 päivää sitten

    @ChrisFix I was just teasing you a little. Thanks for all your videos they have helped me many times.

  41. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix26 päivää sitten

    I'll be doing a more in depth one soon, and I'm glad I did it with the new performance intake!

  42. Miles Trueman

    Miles Trueman28 päivää sitten

    Hi, how did you use the funnel without completely filling the expansion tank with coolant?

  43. catfishredneck

    catfishredneck29 päivää sitten

    $840. huge RIP OFF! so they are charging 750 an hr and parts.

  44. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix28 päivää sitten

    I guess so!

  45. catfishredneck

    catfishredneck29 päivää sitten

    normal families. i cant take you to school. water pumps out. chris fam. dad your screwed. but this is fine. i got this new wrench and all day to make a video. this is perfect. take my hummer and when you get home. boom! awesome all done. im so glad i can do all my repairs as well. i rebuilt a 1976 3 banger chrysler 2 stroke 2 years ago. first rebuild. ran like a champ all year last year. i lke watching to learn a tip or two and just knowing others are doing this stuff besides me lol.

  46. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix28 päivää sitten

    That's awesome! And that's pretty much what happens haha

  47. Floris Moens Photo/videography

    Floris Moens Photo/videography29 päivää sitten

    Mom paid $900 for this at the VW garage. Seeing this video afther that makes the rip-off even worse. Thanks for the video though, very detailed and practical. Have a nice day!

  48. VR6 CMKH

    VR6 CMKH12 tuntia sitten

    To be fair the water pumps on VW’s are a lot more involved. So that price is not too bad.

  49. Abiel Duarte

    Abiel DuarteUukausi sitten

    learning for my future car 🤣

  50. Edvin Quintana

    Edvin QuintanaUukausi sitten

    Me gusta tu enseñanza profe, gracias maestro!!

  51. Khalid Khan

    Khalid KhanUukausi sitten

    Honestly brother, thank you for your time and knowledge. You’re a great teacher. Salam from Pakistan Owner of an old Toyota pickup

  52. Mohammed R Islam

    Mohammed R IslamUukausi sitten

    Just yesterday night my dad and I was replacing my mum's batery to a bigger one and her one is just charging

  53. Daniel Heneghan

    Daniel HeneghanUukausi sitten

    Great presentation. Thanks.

  54. Connor Kanway

    Connor KanwayUukausi sitten

    This guy spent a tons of gloves though years of recording this videos

  55. Esmeralda Torres

    Esmeralda TorresUukausi sitten

    Thank you for this video, cute dog by the way.

  56. S.A.M Daniels

    S.A.M DanielsUukausi sitten

    Awesome!! I really enjoyed that. Thanks Chris

  57. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks a lot!

  58. Outta Here

    Outta HereUukausi sitten

    I can’t believe I paid someone 500 to do this

  59. John Thompson

    John ThompsonUukausi sitten

    Like listen you

  60. John Thompson

    John ThompsonUukausi sitten


  61. Robbo

    RobboUukausi sitten

    I need chris fix to be my son

  62. Edward Biglang-awa

    Edward Biglang-awaUukausi sitten

    Just replaced the water pump let’s go thank you ChrisFix

  63. austin tomkewitz

    austin tomkewitzUukausi sitten

    Wish I could get paid $800 an hour xd

  64. Miguel del valle

    Miguel del valleUukausi sitten

    I am confused on the last step involving the funnel. Suppose that in your coolant reservoir you have a minimum and maximum line how would you go about getting in between there using the funnel Is it even possible? Or is there in alternative missed method to removing air from the system?

  65. Niko Abednego

    Niko AbednegoUukausi sitten

    My vw polo blow water out in the resevoir bt it does not over heat the water only come out while drivin,wat could be the coz

  66. Michael Duttry

    Michael DuttryUukausi sitten

    I called the dealership about changing the water pump on my Ford f-150 , $550. Did it myself for around $50 for new pump and antifreeze.

  67. The Backyard Hound

    The Backyard HoundUukausi sitten

    I think he missed a bolt😳

  68. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    That's an unrelated bolt, it doesn't come with it when removing the old one 5:20

  69. alex_ander

    alex_anderUukausi sitten

    You have it easy, shit. I have 3 belts (v-belt), no automatic tensioner, AND little to no room. I have to remove an engine mount.

  70. Mr Deadbush

    Mr DeadbushUukausi sitten

    Face Reveal one day pls you have a great voice so that means your face is cool too but other people have just been want to see it

  71. Mr Deadbush

    Mr DeadbushUukausi sitten

    @ChrisFix ok 👌

  72. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    I'll do one at 10 million subscribers!

  73. Lewis Smith

    Lewis SmithUukausi sitten

    Cheers Chris!

  74. TheWeedOperation

    TheWeedOperationUukausi sitten

    Watching a jaguar waterproof being replaced and realising it is way more thought common sense then a volkswagen

  75. Matthew Bell

    Matthew BellUukausi sitten

    Great work Chris, 188k miles for a Jag is good going by the way 👍👍

  76. Zack Kharbithai

    Zack KharbithaiUukausi sitten

    you're the best bro

  77. moein kasraei

    moein kasraeiUukausi sitten

    تو هم هرکه هستی از او بیشعور تری

  78. SouthernAutoDiy

    SouthernAutoDiyUukausi sitten

    wish my car was this easy to work on, i got the dreaded 2.2l gm ecotec, which means my water pump is driven by the timing chain

  79. Arek M

    Arek MUukausi sitten

    There is the same price for Jaguar water pump in Poland

  80. K N

    K NUukausi sitten

    Chris once again, you're the man!!!

  81. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Thanks a lot!

  82. justplanecrazy5

    justplanecrazy5Uukausi sitten

    €800 for a job like that? Jesus that’s a ripoff.

  83. Ron Carter

    Ron CarterUukausi sitten

    That jag's water pump is easy as heck. Try doing it on a Subaru EJ25... smdh

  84. Martin Nørhave

    Martin NørhaveUukausi sitten

    How to buy a well maintained car: Step 1: Find ChrisFix' adress. Step 2: Buy one of his cars. Step 3: Watch ChrisFix videoes to keep the car maintaned.

  85. Evan Floyd

    Evan FloydUukausi sitten

    Good video on changing the wooder pump.

  86. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Thanks! :p

  87. Carlos.0

    Carlos.0Uukausi sitten

    Great video on changing the pump for the ford escapes and mazda tribute and other 6 cylinder engines made by them hahaha.

  88. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    I'll have a video soon for other cars (in more difficult places), stay tuned!

  89. Ishak S

    Ishak S2 kuukautta sitten

    Unfortunately the workshop cannot make any money because with chris's backing we can diy.

  90. Wayne Tully

    Wayne Tully2 kuukautta sitten

    Fantastic but I did notice a bolt wasn't tourqed

  91. Jose C

    Jose C2 kuukautta sitten

    this type of water pump does not need the timing belt removed so a very easy job is not hard to do.

  92. VON NOV

    VON NOV2 kuukautta sitten

    Wow. Super good content. Can you do videos explaining car parts?

  93. Phantom Desperado

    Phantom Desperado2 kuukautta sitten

    896 people work at the jaguar dealership quoting water pump replacements


    JAKEYSELLS OFMUD2 kuukautta sitten

    Chris fix next video how blow up jagaur

  95. Stolas

    Stolas2 kuukautta sitten

    Do you find the torque specs in the manual? Or do you know them from experience?

  96. Sam

    Sam2 kuukautta sitten

    Thank you for sharing.

  97. AmZ

    AmZ2 kuukautta sitten

    Been watching your videos for a long time. I think you defiantly need a camera person, so we can get better videos.

  98. Modesto Garibay

    Modesto Garibay2 kuukautta sitten

    wait your dad is a dog?

  99. Rudy L Ramirez

    Rudy L Ramirez2 kuukautta sitten

    Do 1 video of how to replace water pump of a 1996 to 2000 Honda Civic. Thanks 😊

  100. oleksrivne

    oleksrivne2 kuukautta sitten

    thank you Chris for video. it was helpful for me, as i have to change water pump at my jaguar x type. mine is not leaking but makes some wierd sound

  101. jack2swaggy

    jack2swaggy2 kuukautta sitten

    how do i replace my 1997 toyota tacoma waterpump gasket

  102. Thegrandman

    Thegrandman2 kuukautta sitten

    Even if bolts aren’t different sizes, I still put them in the order they were removed so the original bolts go back in the original holes.

  103. Mr Phillips

    Mr Phillips2 kuukautta sitten

    Hey why there are no belts used to ride a bike

  104. ReuRay Gaming

    ReuRay Gaming2 kuukautta sitten

    Dislike from jaguar workers love you chris fix

  105. Spuds

    Spuds2 kuukautta sitten

    Anything on Chris's family's cars break: Chris: Hey Guys! Chris Fix here.

  106. memecentral

    memecentral2 kuukautta sitten

    Worter pump

  107. JW L

    JW L2 kuukautta sitten

    Just in case you don't watch until the very end of the video (13:00): That catchpan is important. If you get any coolant on the driveway or garage floor, be sure to clean it up - it tastes sweet, pets will drink it, and it destroys their kidneys - as little as a tablespoon (dogs) or teaspoon (cats) can be fatal.

  108. Arko Pal

    Arko Pal2 kuukautta sitten

    Thumbs up Chris , U fixed it ..

  109. Douglas Sykes

    Douglas Sykes2 kuukautta sitten

    Nice. I am really liking the T-Bird!

  110. Joe Jacques

    Joe Jacques2 kuukautta sitten

    That was awesome! Now I’m feeling more confident about doing that on my Land Rover Discovery 2. Thanks! 🔧

  111. Doug H. in VA

    Doug H. in VA2 kuukautta sitten

    This is a simple replacement that will cost a LOT of ca$h at a garage or dealership. Take that saved hundreds (over $500) and give it to a charity and wash your hands well. You are done and gained confidence for other basic jobs on a car (plugs, PCV valve, and coils are all simple to replace!).

  112. Advancedwarpro

    Advancedwarpro2 kuukautta sitten

    Does this work for a car I can save 784 dollars on

  113. gradyrm237

    gradyrm2372 kuukautta sitten

    How did he let his old man buy a Jaguar?! Chris knew he'd tons of content for videos.

  114. L.g Lucid

    L.g Lucid2 kuukautta sitten

    Say, is this Jag your dream car?

  115. Henri Ervasti

    Henri Ervasti2 kuukautta sitten

    No one: My parts keep on rattling loose and falling on the road. ChrisFix: I have the perfect solution for you!

  116. CrazyPlayer51251

    CrazyPlayer512512 kuukautta sitten

    Fun fact : BMWs don't even have a water pump or if they do have an water pump then it's never working!!!!!!

  117. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix2 kuukautta sitten


  118. Danny Wohl

    Danny Wohl2 kuukautta sitten

    ohhh buddy not so easy on my 91 Mercedes 190e....

  119. Fahmi134

    Fahmi1342 kuukautta sitten

    Head gasket: Blown Chris: takes it to the dyno

  120. Bryan Del Monte

    Bryan Del Monte2 kuukautta sitten

    I'm a bit disappointed in you Chris... you didn't clean and re-paint that pulley wheel... :)

  121. B Varney

    B Varney2 kuukautta sitten

    I use RTV on gaskets all the time, stick them to one surface makes it way easier to install in tricky spots. also sometimes if the surfaces are damaged etc they can still leak with just a gasket, Always pays to use a bit of RTV given its very cheap

  122. Barry Dee

    Barry Dee3 kuukautta sitten

    My 2011 Honda Pilot with the J-35 6 cyl. is a tad bit more challenging and really buried!!!!!

  123. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix3 kuukautta sitten

    I'm planning on doing a harder to access water pump video soon, stay tuned!