lol 500 dlls for a wp , and who knows if its a water pump , as advice , first
termostat inspection , then water flow (taking out top hose ) no flow ? water
pump , the fan clutch, try with the ac on if it wont overheat with the ac on (forces
electric fan) then is the fan clutch, still overheating? while the car is warm take out
the fan shroud and both hoses ,pour cold water trough the top hose while passing
the hand trough the radiator if its even cold ur radiator is ok if you feel warm
spots your radiator is clogged.
sounds like a lot of job? 45 mins of time to diagnose.
wanna calculate how much?
normal shops 2 times the costs of parts is the total price including labor.
jackasses like midas ,aamco , pepboys , 3 to 4 times the cost of parts
500+ its a total ripoff 80 pump + 1.2 hrs most dealers charge 70-80 per hr
break it down to 80+120 +75 tow (in town) 275 dlls is what the dealer would charge you.