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Our expert insights into Skoda water pump replacement

Our expert insights into Skoda water pump replacement

What does a water pump do?

Your car’s water pump is located in the engine bay and is usually powered from the engine drive belt. It is responsible for circulating the engine coolant around the cooling system.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning water pump

If there are patches or puddles of fluid on the floor beneath your engine, it could be a leaking water pump. It is imperative that your water pump operates correctly, as failure to pump coolant through your engine can cause engine overheating.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your Skoda in water pump replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your water pump?

Our fully qualified mechanics will inspect the water pump and cooling system, including a possible pressure test to detect any leaks, and your water pump will be replaced wherever required.

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What does a water pump do?

Your car’s water pump is located in the engine bay and is usually powered from the engine drive belt. It is responsible for circulating the engine coolant around the cooling system.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning water pump

If there are patches or puddles of fluid on the floor beneath your engine, it could be a leaking water pump. It is imperative that your water pump operates correctly, as failure to pump coolant through your engine can cause engine overheating.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your Skoda in water pump replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your water pump?

Our fully qualified mechanics will inspect the water pump and cooling system, including a possible pressure test to detect any leaks, and your water pump will be replaced wherever required.

Learn moreLearn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should a water pump need replacing?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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How much does water pump replacement cost for Skoda?

How much does water pump replacement cost for Skoda?

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Skoda Fabia 3 105

1.6 litres

£314.16 £255.0019%

Skoda Fabia Comfort 16v

1.4 litres

£317.52 £270.0015%

Skoda Octavia Elegance Tdi

1.9 litres

£306.34 £265.0013%

Skoda Fabia Classic Htp

1.2 litres

£306.68 £257.5016%

Skoda Fabia 1 Htp

1.2 litres

£293.66 £252.5014%

Skoda Citigo S 12v

1 litres

£331.63 £272.5018%

Skoda Citigo

1 litres

£320.19 £272.5015%

Skoda Fabia Elegance Tsi

1.2 litres

£328.22 £267.5019%

Skoda Fabia Classic Tdi

1.4 litres

£316.10 £272.5014%

Skoda Fabia Classic 1.2

1.2 litres

£313.50 £265.0015%

Skoda Fabia 3 105

1.6 litres

£314.16 £255.0019%

Skoda Fabia Classic Htp

1.2 litres

£306.68 £257.5016%

Skoda Fabia Classic Tdi

1.4 litres

£316.10 £272.5014%

Skoda Citigo

1 litres

£320.19 £272.5015%

Skoda Fabia 1 Htp

1.2 litres

£293.66 £252.5014%

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

Want to learn more about Skoda water pump replacement?

Want to learn more about Skoda water pump replacement?

What does a water pump do?

Your car’s water pump is responsible for circulating the engine coolant around the cooling system. It is located in the engine bay and is usually powered from the engine drive belt.

How often should a water pump need replacing?

Due to the importance of their operation, water pumps are often replaced before they fail. It is recommended that a water pump be replaced between 60k and 90k miles of operation. It is also advisable that the timing belt, idler pulleys, and tensioner be replaced at the same time.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

An obviously leaking water pump will fail an MOT. A very slight drip or suspected leak may cause an advisory measure, which given the impact a leaking water pump can have on the engine, it should be checked and replaced straight away.

What happens when we replace your water pump?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will inspect the water pump and cooling system, including a possible pressure test to detect any leaks.

  • Wherever required your water pump will be replaced and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

  • You will also be advised of any other affected parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.

  • Once the faulty water pump has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure its correct operation and make any adjustments required for trouble-free performance.

What causes a water pump to stop working correctly?

A water pump and its components can wear out over time. This may result in leaking or a reduced pumping capacity. It is imperative that your **water pump **operates correctly, as failure to pump coolant through your engine can cause engine overheating and irreparable damage to your engine.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning water pump

Fluid underneath the engine

If there are patches or puddles of fluid on the floor beneath your engine, it could be a leaking water pump.

Fluid in the engine bay

If you spot fluid leaking around the water pump in the engine bay, then your water pump may be damaged.

The car won’t start

If your car doesn’t start, it could be due to** failed water pump **operation.

The engine temperature is high

If the temperature gauge reads higher than normal or your engine is overheating, it could be caused by a malfunctioning water pump.

The engine temperature warning light is illuminated

Any dashboard warning light is an indicator that a sensor has detected an incorrect operation. An engine temperature warning could be related to your water pump.

Skoda

Skoda Auto is a Czech automobile manufacturer originally founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement. In 1925 Laurin & Klement was acquired by the industrial conglomerate Skoda Works, which itself became state-owned in 1948.

In 2000 Skoda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group.

How popular is Skoda in the United Kingdom?

Skoda’s growing success has been down to strong support from its parent VW Group and its credibility as a mainstream supplier of great value sensible cars.

The number of Skoda cars on the road in the UK has grown consistently over the past 20 years to over 740k and rising.

Great value, solid, sensible motoring

With models so closely related to those of Volkswagen, Audi and Seat, it’s no surprise that the mechanics behind Skoda’s straightforward range of practical town and city cars has proven so reliable and increased in popularity over time.

They deliver models from city car to saloon, and as you’d expect in today’s market, there’s a couple of SUV models thrown in to complete the set.

Skoda supply an abundance of choice and trim for differing budgets

There are a plethora of trim levels available for every model—and that’s not forgetting Skoda’s entry into the electric car market too.

The Skoda Citigoe iV

Skoda’s 4-seater city car electric model is powered exclusively by a 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery allowing for a range of 265km. With zero emissions and compact dimensions, the Cititgoe iV is the ideal city car, taking into account its practical interior storage, nimble footprint and ecological performance.

Skoda’s reliability and reputation

Skoda ranked 7th place out of 30 car brands in the What Car? Reliability Survey in 2018.

Given that most of the marques to make the top 10 were Japanese or Asian manufacturers, it’s quite an achievement for this budget brand to attain such a high rank and efficiency score—only 2.1% behind the number one spot (Suzuki: 97.7% efficient).

Recent Skoda recalls and reliability issues

Various recalls have been made on Skoda models throughout their motoring history. The following are a list of the most recent in the UK and Europe.

17/05/2019 – Skoda Karoq (2018)

The locking pin for securing the head restraints may be missing from the central rear seat

15/02/2019 – Skoda Octavia and Skoda Karoq (2018)

The fitting of the headrest in the rear seat’s backrest may be defective

02/03/2018 – Skoda Karoq (2017)

In the event of the curtain airbag being deployed, parts of the covering of the A-pillar could break off

09/02/2018 – Skoda Citigo (2017)

The towing eye fitted to the vehicle may be defective

26/01/2018 – Skoda Octavia and Skoda Superb (2017)

The strength of the rear wheel bearing housing may be insufficient

14/07/2017 – Skoda Octavia (2008–2009)

A thermal overload can lead to an insufficient earth connection and interrupt the current flow to components int eh ABS/ESC control unit

15/04/2017 – Skoda Superb (2016)

Due to abnormalities in the chemical composition of the initiating device, the seat belt tensioner on the passenger seats may fail to trigger in the event of an accident

19/11/2016 – Skoda Citigo (2016)

The front panel of the sunroof may become detached on account of inadequate bonding and may fall on to the road

All recall information sourced from gov.co.uk data.

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