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Our expert insights into Volvo water pump replacement

Our expert insights into Volvo 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 Volvo 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 Volvo 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 Volvo?

How much does water pump replacement cost for Volvo?

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A typical water pump replacement in the UK costs around £257.50 - £432.00. Depending on your Volvo model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a water pump replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much the water pump replacement should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
average price
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Volvo C70 Se D

2 litres

£320.65 £275.0014%

Volvo C30 S

1.6 litres

£321.62 £257.5020%

Volvo C70 Cabriolet

2 litres

£311.85 £270.0013%

Volvo 240

2 litres

£320.59 £257.5020%

Volvo C30

1.6 litres

£310.44 £260.0016%

Volvo S80 Se (140

2.4 litres

£511.92 £432.0016%

Volvo 740

2.3 litres

£510.60 £428.0016%

Volvo C30 Sport 16v

1.6 litres

£311.11 £265.0015%

Volvo 850 S Auto

2.3 litres

£486.34 £408.0016%

Volvo 740 Gl Auto

2 litres

£311.38 £265.0015%

Volvo 240

2 litres

£320.59 £257.5020%

Volvo S80 Se (140

2.4 litres

£511.92 £432.0016%

Volvo 740

2.3 litres

£510.60 £428.0016%

Volvo C30 Sport 16v

1.6 litres

£311.11 £265.0015%

Volvo C70 Se D

2 litres

£320.65 £275.0014%

* The cost of your water pump replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

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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 Volvo water pump replacement?

Want to learn more about Volvo 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.

Volvo

Volvo Cars is a Swedish luxury vehicle manufacturer, established in April 1927, over 90 years ago.

How popular is Volvo in the United Kingdom?

With around 645k cars on the roads in the UK today, Volvo is a considerable contributor to the UK motor industry.

With a steady rise in status from the boxy estate models popular in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Volvo now produces a strong, executive range of luxury, performance vehicles.

Luxurious executive saloons, estate cars and SUVs

Sticking to the market they understand best, Volvo produces a small range of estate cars and a selection of bang-on-trend SUVs, complimented by 2 luxury saloon models. In other words, Volvo makes cars for ‘grown-up’ drivers where it knows its customers inside out.

Volvo: Exceptional aims for in-car safety

One of Volvo’s key visions is to provide a level of unrivalled safety inside their vehicles and has proven to be a dedicated leader in the field. Their current vision is that nobody should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020.

Pursuing perfection through Volvo technology

The ethos behind Volvo reaches further than just selling units and making a profit. By putting their customers first, they have committed to creating vehicles where ownership gives quality time back to their drivers, are environmentally efficient and exceptionally safe.

Using modern technology and striving to develop the systems to lead the field, is something they take very seriously. After all, this is the company that brought drivers:

  • The 3-point safety seatbelt
  • The Lambda Sond emissions detector responsible for reducing harmful fumes by 90%
  • Side impact, whiplash, and roll-over protection
  • Blind spot systems
  • City safety scanning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Auto-braking

Volvo’s reliability and reputation

Volvo ranked joint 20th out of 30 car brands in the What Car? Reliability Survey in 2018 with an efficiency rating of 91.5%.

Recent Volvo recalls and reliability issues

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

13/04/2019 – Volvo XC60 (2017–2018)

Due to cold temperatures the tailgate lifting arms could freeze and consequently become loose, bend or completely separate

29/03/2019 – Volvo XC90, XC70, XC60, V70, V60/Cross Country, V40/Cross Country, S80 and S60/Cross Country (2014–2016)

Cracks in the fuel hose may cause fuel to leak into the engine compartment

09/02/2019 – Volvo XC90, XC60, XC40, V90/Cross Country, V60/Cross Country and S90 (2016–2018)

A software problem has been detected in the communication module of the emergency call system

03/11/2018

As a result of incorrect assembly, the brake pedal may move out of position

18/08/2017 – Volvo XC90 (2016)

Faulty crimping of the micro-gas generator for the seatbelt tensioner in the third row of seats

21/03/2017 – Volvo XC90, V90/Cross Country and S90/Cross Country (2016–2017)

The bolts that secure the inflatable curtain airbags in place my break

23/01/2017 – Volvo XC90, XC60, V60/Cross Country, S90 and S60/Cross Country/S60L (2015–2016)

The front passenger seatbelt buckle can be incorrectly fastened

15/01/2017 – Volvo XC90, V90, S90, XC60, V60/Cross Country, S60/Cross Country and V40/Cross Country (2016–2017)

Due to a problem with the airbag inflators, the airbags may fail to deploy in the event of a crash

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

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