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How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Rolesville?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Rolesville. Our mechanics in Rolesville are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Rolesville.

Water Pump Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Buick Regal$485$152.69$332.468%$528.94
2008 GMC Yukon$500$300.84$199.474%$526.59
2006 Pontiac GTO$426$254.55$170.985%$448.05
2007 Acura RDX$321$150.06$170.986%$343.56
2009 Lexus RX350$638$238.75$398.957%$690.25
2010 Audi S4$488$250.56$237.476%$519.31

Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

Recent Water Pump Replacement reviews in Rolesville

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Pardeep

21 years of experience
1064 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Pradeep is an excellent mechanic and a tremendous professional. He did a great job. I am well pleased.
Friendly, honest and competent.

Ricardo

14 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
14 years of experience
Very personable and professional. Went above and beyond to help me out.
Gave me a ton of information, extremely helpful especially considering I have an upcoming road trip. Very glad he worked on my car.

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Professional and on time. Knows his job
He came, he saw, he repaired. Relay knows his stuff.

Travis

10 years of experience
153 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Very informative and efficient! It was obvious he knew exactly what he was doing. 10/10 would book again. Thank you, Travis.

Hasibullah

22 years of experience
22 reviews
Hasibullah
22 years of experience
The mechanic was great, and friendy! I would recommend any day! My concern is did he get paid enough, he worked hard, fast and took longer than 2 hours! I hope he gets compensated appropriately, your analysis at the office need to include gas to the sight and have a tool allowance or some other incentive, great deal and great company, note: not once did Sami complain, very calm and patient! I feel I made a friend, thanks your mechanic This job was mis judged thinking it would take only 2 hours, I knew before it would take at least 4 Thanks again your mech

Terry

26 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
26 years of experience
Terry was perfect! He showed up right on time, finished the job in exactly the time quoted, and cleaned up the area. Couldn’t have been more pleased!

William

20 years of experience
129 reviews
William
20 years of experience
William was very skillful and worked quickly to get the necessary repairs done on my GMC Savanna 1500 van. He's a great guy and very personable. I hope he does the future repairs on my van when needed. I would recommend him to anyone to repair their vehicles.

Robert

20 years of experience
1082 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
He actually fixed my car! Thank god because the last guy apparently decided he didn’t want to do any of the work. Thank you Robert!!!

Paul

23 years of experience
287 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Oh my Lord. Paul is an excellent mechanic. I wili recommend him to anyone who needs a reliable mechanic. He is awesome......I was very impressed. Thank you Paul for getting my truck back to running.....Excellent personality. He did not leave until my truck was running like it should. Wow I wish I've known about him when I had all the issues with my truck before. I can say God sent him this morning to do what he does best being the great mechanic that he his. I will taking a 7-8 trip back to Georgia. Again thank you Paul......

Vladimir

10 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
10 years of experience
After diagnosing several issues, Vladimir skillfully replaced the following on my BMW: valve cover gaskets, timing chain cover gaskets, a/c belt, and water pump/thermostat. He pursues all tasks with relentless determination, carefully and calmly working through challenges in order to complete the job. I highly recommend him for your BMW servicing.

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