Can I change my water pump in a 2002 Cadillac SLS myself?


Asked by Nov 29, 2016 at 09:31 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My water pump is leaking severely and I need to replace it. Is this a job I can
do myself or should I pay a professional to do it? My brother is a mechanic
so I can have him buy the proper part but he is unable to come install it. Also
if I need to have this done by someone else how much should labor cost? I
would much rather do it myself if I can (I like learning new things and taking
care of them myself if I can) but if it requires taking a bunch of stuff out of the
engine to get to change it I would rather a professional take care of it to be
safe. The only tutorials or videos online that I can find are for a 2002 DeVille
not a 2002 SLS or STS (same model, different trim) Thank you for any help.

4 Answers


If you have confidence and are mechanicly inclined with the proper tool,s you can do this your self,but if you are not confident ,take it to a mechanic,good luck with it Amber.


If this is your first attempt at car repair I would not recommend it.


the northstar is different... might need a special tool? better have a mechanic work on it.


Not my first car repair, I've just never done this particular part before. My brother is a mechanic so he has shown me how to do a lot of things but he is currently out of town and will be gone for quite some time.

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