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Hello everyone! Great site here!
My name is Billy, and I have a few questions for you.

My mother in law just lost her job and her c230 kompressor 2004 water pump and belt are broken. I've offered to fix this for her since we can't afford 1,200 at the shop.

Could someone be kind enough to point me in the direction of a tutorial of water pump replacement and replacing the belt.

Thank you everyone and happy holidays!:thumbsup:
 

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JMHO, but this is not a car (or a job) on which to begin a DIY "career". The idea that you could do this is a kind thought and gesture, but when you're half in and can't finish, it's not going to be pretty.

Have her call around. It's not a $1,200 job (depending on where you are) but it is difficult for a casual DIYer.

You could spend $20 on an alldata printout that would detail all you will need to do; at least you'd be better informed about what is actually involved.

Good luck.
 

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Pump bolt locations
 

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Remove poly belt
 

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You will have to remove the lower engine cover to drain the coolant into a clean suitable container.
 

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When you are finished and put the coolant back in run the engine at idle speed until working temp is reached, leave the header tank cap off during this period and the car heater switched on full. This will help the coolant to circulate and assist in the bleeding of air from the entire system.
 

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And I hope you meant poly belt replace and not timing belt.
 

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Have her call around. It's not a $1,200 job (depending on where you are) but it is difficult for a casual DIYer.
I agree that it could be. However I was able to swap out pumps easily enough. I did know how to remove my belt though... :)
 

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I agree that it could be. However I was able to swap out pumps easily enough. I did know how to remove my belt though... :)
And you probably knew that you can't see the timing belt (on so equipped engines) just by opening the hood. :(

That's kind of my concern; the OP's heart is in the right place, but I'm concerned that with that much lack of familiarity, this isn't the thing to start with.
 
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