Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Albany.

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$145.53 - $1,375.60

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Excellent service! I'll definitely use this service again. :)
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.

Terrance

18 years of experience
63 reviews
Terrance
18 years of experience
Terrance was very professional.

Damir

21 years of experience
13 reviews
Damir
21 years of experience
Damir arrives early and is ready to go right away. He is very competent and is willing to explain results and requirements in detail. I would most definitely recommend.

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Professional and on time. Did a great job!

Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Very fast knowledgeable and friendly. I would not hesitate to use you again

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Excellent customer service. Completed job despite under quote in hours by YM. Very knowledgeable.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
A1

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
My wife and I have been looking for a good and honest mechanic, I believe we have found one in Steve!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
579 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Very friendly and knowlegeable

Gerron

32 years of experience
170 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Timely and personable :)


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Albany?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Albany. Our mechanics in Albany 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 Albany.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Honda Civic $329 $169.32 $159.98 14% $384.32
2013 Toyota Corolla $282 $145.96 $135.98 14% $328.71
2007 Suzuki SX4 $432 $152.36 $279.96 18% $528.61
2009 Lexus GS450h $484 $204.46 $279.96 16% $580.71
2008 Cadillac STS $244 $132.34 $111.98 13% $282.84
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $638 $493.93 $143.98 7% $687.43

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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.

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